This month Bert Biscoe returns with ‘Boy Basset and his Monument’, a touching poem about Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville, and the Basset Memorial on Carn Brea which was dedicated to him following his death.     If you enjoyed Bert’s poem, you can read more of our Cornish themed poems here. Join us next month…Continue Reading “Poetry – Boy Basset and his Monument”

Our series on Cornish Music is back, join Tony Mansell as he shares his memory of a group of musicians and entertainers that thrilled their audiences with their home-grown talent. Halls warmed only by the folk who had braved the wind and rain, curtains faded by time, paint peeling off walls but it mattered not, the entertainers…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – The Goonhavern Banjo Band”

This month in our Cornish poetry series, we have Melanie William’s poem about her grandmother Joan. Gingham not silk, linen not sable Plain stitch and cross stitch Displace embroidery.  All honest, simple practical A frank face, impish smile, open heart, Recall the early, stronger, taller Joan.   In childhood group, large-eyed She looks on piercingly…Continue Reading “Poetry: Joan”

Our series on Cornish Music is back, join Phillip Hunt for his passionate insight into the life of his Cornish music hero – George Lloyd. Mention the name George Lloyd in any discussion regarding our most prominent Cornishmen and it is probable that you will be met with a blank look. Yet his name should be better known, particularly…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – George Lloyd, The Great Cornish Composer”

In the first of the series on Cornish Music, Tony Mansell presents a vivid history of the world of the brass band in Cornwall. Brass Bands were once at the heart of every Cornish community and in constant demand at the various secular and religious events. They performed a great service and almost every village and…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – Just Brass”

Paul Caruana discusses the benefits of Social Media in raising awareness of local nostalgia and heritage. Can Social Media really have an effect on the way we both learn and teach our local history? Is It the correct medium to utilise if we wish to maximise exposure and reach out to the masses? Is there…Continue Reading “Social Media, Nostalgia and Local History/Heritage”