New Publication to mark Black History Month

As Black History Month draws to a close Cornish Story releases a new book by Madeleine Midgley that looks at issues of Cornish ‘Race Relations’ in the context of African American Historiography. The visit to 1920s Cornwall by a leading Black Civil Rights campaigner is examined in a book entitled Dispatches from Penzance, published by…Continue Reading “New Publication to mark Black History Month”

Black History Month

Bob Keys shares local history and memories of West Indian and Black American troops being stationed in south-east Cornwall during the First and Second World War. A number of local memories concerning Black American troops stationed at Tregantle Fort before D-Day still circulate around Rame, particularly in relation to their musical talents and accomplishments, their…Continue Reading “Black History Month”

David Oates is a frequent contributor to Cornish Story and here he turns his attention to Cornwall’s industrial past as he begins the story of tin extraction at Gwithian. Part two, Processes and People, will follow next month. Tin streaming rates as one of the oldest of Cornish industries with a pedigree stretching back into…Continue Reading “Gwithian Tin Sand Works. Part 1 – Location and Recovery”