As we commemorate the bicentenary of Peterloo on 16 August this year the reactions of people in Cornwall at the time merit consideration. What were the opinions of people in Cornwall on political reform? How did they respond to news of the deaths and injuries sustained by individuals congregating as a crowd to hear the…Continue Reading “Cornwall and Peterloo”

Froshie Evans recently performed Godrevy at the Writers’ Block Speakeasy during the 2019 Great Estate Festival. Cornish Story are pleased to be able to publish it online for the first time. Part One. We take off our shoes. Rocks, Rough against rough skin, Clock dandelions drift along the breeze. Make a wish. The sun aggressively kisses…Continue Reading “Godrevy”

Tom Kennedy returns with the first of a 2 part introduction to his new series Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall. The second part will be available next month. In the meantime, you can read previous submissions in the series here. Introduction The forthcoming twelve part series entitled Folklore, Myths and Legends will unsurprisingly discuss topics…Continue Reading “Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall: Introduction part 1 – ‘Configuration’”

Night’s gloved hand roused me, touching my feverish brow And filled me with a thousand waking longings – And as if led by the great hand of sleep, I wandered with my broken thoughts As if barefoot, pulled by the tide – To stand at the water’s edge Like some painted, strange figurehead, Pale in…Continue Reading “Fantasy on a Theme of the Sea”

Helen Bartrop Hocking’s portrayal of her chosen village differs from the other articles in that it is presented in the form of an interview providing both personal and community information. There is also a huge bonus in that we will be publishing the audio recording of Christine Mary Bartrop. Our Gran was a Kilk maid,…Continue Reading “Kilkhampton”

Cornish Story is pleased to announce the winners of the recent short fiction competition that was announced at the annual conference of the Institute of Cornish Studies on Saturday 28 September at the Chapel Lecture Theatre on Penryn Campus. The 2019 winners were: Distinction – Kiera Smitheram Merit – Kate Mole Merit – Evie Payne The four…Continue Reading “Short Story Competition 2019”