Tag Archives: diaspora

17th North American Gathering of the Cornish Cousins

“Mousehole Meets Milwaukee: A Cornish Gathering on the Waters” 13-17 August, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA When the great traditions of Cornwall which is surrounded by the waters of the Channel…

Cornish gather in Glen Innes for Celtic Festival

The 21st Australian Celtic Festival may have honoured Scotland as its 2013 theme but representatives of the Cornish in Australia also gathered in Glen Innes last week (2-5 May, 2013)….

St Piran in Toronto

St Piran’s flag was raised at City Hall, Toronto, Canada on March 5th, 2013. Lovely singing voice of Heather Dale. Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall. His day is…

Grass Valley Hosts 9th Annual St Piran’s Celebration

Grass Valley Hosts 9th Annual St. Piran’s Celebration- Saturday, March 9, 2013 Grass Valley invites everyone to become Cornish for a day at its ninth annual celebration recognizing the patron…

A Sierra Sojourn

Once known as “Big Meadows” for it’s fertile and open grazing land, the Bridgeport Valley was long the domain of Paiute Indians, peaceful hunter-gatherers who lived mainly near the valley’s…

James Ruse: Part 2 – Extraordinary Times

By Chris Dunkerley – In Part 1 we read of Cornish born man James Ruse convicted of theft, transported on the First Fleet landing at Sydney Cove in January. A…

James Ruse: Part 1 – Cornish Convict

By Chris Dunkerley – Introduction: When the First Fleet landed at Sydney Cove in January 1788 having spent many months sailing from England, ingenuity was a cargo much needed –…

St Piran Celebrations at Grass Valley

Grass Valley, and their sister Nevada City, in California again celebrated St Piran and their local Cornish settlement heritage. Let the photos do the talking … The Pasty Bake contest…

A Cornish Settlement

On the afternoon of Sunday 18 December, 2011 members of the small local rural community and a few Cornish from much further a-field will again gather at the Byng Uniting…

It is Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley

Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of beautiful down-town  Grass Valley, an historic mining town in Nevada County, California, USA that has a strong Cornish mining…