Category Archives: Features

Cornwall’s True Name

By Craig Weatherhill Just as “Wales” is not that nation’s true name (its native and proper name is Cymru), so “Cornwall” is not the true name of our homeland, either. …

“My Torpoint Bomb” in comic verse

By Tom Bowden: During the War I found a bomb on Torpoint Ballast Pond and then my Dad gave it away. That was some 72 years ago and I thought…

Review of Theatre in the Round — The Staging of Cornish Medieval Drama

Reviewer – Dr Lynette Olson, Sydney, Australia Review of Sydney Higgins new book,  ‘Theatre in the Round — The Staging of Cornish Medieval Drama’, (Charleston: Alldrama, 2013) 192 pp.    Over…

The Woodrow Pengellys of Looe

By Tom Bowden: The Woodrow Pengelly family is one of five Pengelly families in Looe and it started when Richard Pengelly married Emma Woodrow on 6th February 1854. Richard was…

Heartlands – “where the future is as historic as the past”?: Part 2

In part 1, we learned quite a lot about the 19 acre World Heritage free visitor site in Pool near Redruth,  named ‘Heartlands’. Linda Joy Lemon continues to explore this…

Heartlands – “where the future is as historic as the past”?: Part 1

By Linda Joy Lemon The 19 acre World Heritage free visitor site in Pool near Redruth, opened its doors over a year ago, in April 2012. Heartlands, once part of…

The Cornish in Australia’s most Cornish city – Bendigo

The Cornish were (another) significant ethnic group in Greater Bendigo. They brought with them expert mining knowledge and practices and a deep commitment to Methodism. Cornish migration in the nineteenth century…

Pirantide even bigger in 2013

The annual Pirantide celebrations kick off this weekend with the first of a series of events across the Duchy of Cornwall and around the world, marking the birthday of Cornwall’s…

The Cornish are Revolting – Part 2: Still doing it!

Part 2 – Still doing it!     by Chris Dunkerley – You will excuse me if after the last section I become a little less light-hearted as we travel forward in…

The Cornish Are Revolting – Part 1: Uninvited Guests

by Chris Dunkerley – A somewhat tongue in cheek look at our kith & kin … or as that is middle English, better in Cornish, our ‘teylu ha hendasow’. You…