In this latest article in the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Kiera Smitheram takes us to Penzance and to a tavern teeming with history, heritage, and heart. Penzance is the most westerly town in Cornwall, on the foot of Britain. It is situated in the shelter of Mounts Bay. The town…Continue Reading “Heritage on the Harbour: The Dolphin Inn, Penzance”

Cornish Story is excited to offer the second in a series of poems from Rob Bristol Poetry (c). Read on to discover the creative genius of a man who writes a new poem every single day. You can find Rob’s offering from last month here. This beautiful land where valleys are green, Rainbows appear by a trickling…Continue Reading “Poetry – This Beautiful Land”

This month, in the first in a series of poems by Luxulyan’s very own Rob Bristol, we have the story of a Leprechaun on a journey of discovery in Cornwall. Enjoy! A leprechaun travelled to Cornwall, in search of his family tree, He knew that all his relations, were mainly regarded as wee, The young man had…Continue Reading “Poetry – The Tale of the Leprechaun ..”

As a follow-up to his earlier article in this series about brass bands (find it here), Tony Mansell looks at the world of contesting where bands compete for the ultimate accolade. Competitions, or contests as they are termed in the brass band world, have their beginning in the brass and reed band era of the…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – Contesting”

Join Helen Renée Wuorio as she explains the extraordinary role that a small village in Cornwall played in her Alaskan Cornish love story. My incredible journey, and my Cornish story began in a place called North Pole, Alaska, and yes, there really is a town in Alaska called North Pole.  Back in 1981, my parents decided…Continue Reading “An Alaskan Cornish Love Story”

To mark the tenth anniversary of the first Rescorla Festival, the festival will be touring some of the villages of mid-Cornwall this summer with a programme that includes music, poetry and the ever-popular Snail Creep: On Friday 29 June, the festival programme started with a High Tea and Sankey Evening at the Rescorla Centre. The…Continue Reading “Rescorla Festival 2018”