Tag Archives: history

1,200 year old skeletons found at St Piran’s Oratory, Cornwall

Skeletons uncovered during last year’s excavation of St Piran’s Oratory, Perranporth have been dated to around 800 AD.  This nationally significant discovery confirms an early Christian presence at the site…

Cornish Cousins designate “Cornish Town USA”

It’s official: Grass Valley, California, is the most Cornish place in America. And so is Gold Hill, Nevada. And soon, New Almaden, California.  And after that perhaps an historic settlement…

Westminster Government quango English Heritage crossed the border for meetings

Bardh Meur (Grand Bard) of Gorsedh Kernow hosted meeting with English Heritage A very important and constructive meeting took place today (20 November, 2014) between Bardh Meur (Maureen Fuller) and…

2015 Kernewek Lowender – advance notice

Moonta, Kadina, and Wallaroo – South Australia THE Preliminary program for the 2015 Kernewek Lowender (Copper Coast Cornish) Festival (17-24 May) has been released and it is one of the…

Meeting with English Heritage

MEDIA INFORMATION – Celtic League As widely reported in the press and media on September 2nd, 2014, a high level meeting organised by the Cornwall Branch of the Celtic League…

[New Book] ‘Following ‘An Gof’: Leonard Truran, Cornish Activist and Publisher’

By Derek R. Williams: Len Truran was, until his death in 1997, a highly influential figure within the fields of politics and culture in Cornwall. He joined Mebyon Kernow in…

Gorsedh Kernow launches new Cornish book at Torpoint

The latest publication by Gorsedh Kernow, the fifth in the series, is Cornish Bards of the Tamar Valley/Berdh Kernow Nans an Tamar, was launched by the Grand Bard of Cornwall…

Gorsedh Kernow Special Awards for 2014

The Council of Gorsedh Kernow has announced the winners of their annual Awards, presented to people who have given outstanding service to Cornwall. Nominations for Awards are sent in each…

“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…

Let us properly honour the great Celtic and Cornish man! – Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons

Let us properly honour the great Celtic and Cornish man! – Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons. Our open letter to MPs. media, etc. is below: 26 May, 2014 Dear Sirs and…