porthleven food festival 2016

Bicentenary celebrations in Portreath

THIS weekend’s bicentenary celebrations in Portreath were led by world class sportswoman Lenna Hawkey. The festivities were held to mark 200 years since the creation of the Portreath to Poldice tramroad, which linked the Duchy’s inland mines with Portreath harbour. At Portreath, Cornish copper ore would then be transported to South Wales for smelting, and […]

porthleven food festival 2016

Portreath Bicentenary Heritage Festival

HUGE CELEBRATIONS PLANNED FOR PORTREATH TRAMROAD BICENTENARY HERITAGE FESTIVAL Two hundred years after the creation of the Portreath to Poldice tramroad, the village is set to come alive for a bicentenary festival celebrating its history and heritage. In 1809, Francis Basset, Lord De Dunstanville (in whose memory the monument at the summit of Carn Brea […]