Tag Archives: history

An Gof commemorated 517 years on

I am writing as secretary of the An Gof Committee ask with your help to spread the word of our Annual An Gof Commemoration which will be taking place this…

Cornish Exist! Official! Who’d have thought it?

Raise the Baner Perran high Cornish people! A millennium after we were subsumed defacto into the English state and 15 years since efforts began to have us formally declared a…

Cornish Downunder – Kernowyon yn-dann an bys – Launched

CORNISH DOWNUNDER  – Kernowyon yn-dann an bys  A new Facebook Group for all those in Australia, NZ, and the near Asia-Pacific area, who love Cornwall and the Cornish. You don’t need…

Perrantide ‘marked in style’

St Piran’s Day, so dear to the hearts of Cornish folk, was marked in style by the Grand Bard of Cornwall, Maureen Fuller, in her address to the enthusiastic crowds…

Kresen Kernow – a new home for the stories of Cornwall

Following an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in November 2012, Cornwall Council received Stage 1 funding to develop its plans; for a new home for Cornwall Record Office,…

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…

New book: Richard G Jenkin – a great son of Cornwall

Edited by Derek R. Williams   326 pages  ISBN 978 1 903427 85 9 From the 1950s through to the 1990s, Richard Jenkin was at the very centre of Cornish cultural…

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…