Tag Archives: heritage

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…

Back to Eaglehawk

The Cornish in Victoria, Australia, got together last month for 3 days of Cornish heritage, friendship and fun! [16, 17, 18th March 2012] As part of the 41st Eaglehawk Dahlia…

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…

Yippee Ti-Yi-Yo, English Nature’s got to go

The UK Quango, called Natural England, (aka English Nature) is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. “Our purpose is…

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…

Craig Weatherhill: Arrogant Qangos Must Go!

A Penzance archaeologist and historian has joined with Cornish MP George Eustice in calling for ‘English’ Heritage to be replaced, in Cornwall, with a locally based body. Craig Weatherhill, author…

Cornish Heritage Society East honoured Rick Rescorla

Among many Cornish groups around the world, and especially in the USA and Cornwall, the memory of Rick Rescorla and his heroism was remembered recently by the Cornish Heritage Society…

MP in Quango shock! He ‘gets’ Cornish heritage ..

“Heritage is not English; it’s ours”, says Conservative Westminster MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle, George Eustice. “I have always believed this part of Cornwall could make more of its…

Cry of Tin to Shake Rag Alley – ’twas Cornish Cousins!

– ONE of the wonderful things about being of Cornish birth or ancestry is that (almost everywhere) in this wide world the sun never sets on a Pasty!  … Or…