This month, we have Bert Biscoe reading his touching poem about Cornwall’s capital city, ‘Trura’.   If you enjoyed ‘Trura’, you can read more of our Cornish themed poems here, and Bert’s last offering ‘I remember’ here. Join us next month for more in our poetry series.

Continuing the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Tony Mansell presents an interesting history of the public houses and taverns of St Agnes Parish. St Agnes Parish once had more than its fair share of taverns: many were set up to serve the vibrant mining community who toiled underground, scraping precious minerals from the…Continue Reading “Public Houses and Taverns of St Agnes Parish”

In the third of the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Tony Mansell presents a vivid history of Truro’s public houses and taverns. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, the proliferation of drinking houses across Cornwall was directly related to increased mining activity. The popularity of such places led people like John…Continue Reading “Public Houses and Taverns of Truro”

General Strike of GWR workers

This month, we have the first of a three-part article looking at the history of the two Great Western Railway housing estates, ‘Little Moscow’ and ‘Moscow Row’ in Cornwall, and their economic and political standings over the years. Green Close and Chy-An-Mor in Truro and Penzance respectively were two Great Western Railway (GWR) housing estates….Continue Reading “Little Moscow and Moscow Row: Part 1”

Celtic Cross

An academic article by Dr Samantha Rayne which focuses on the prominence of Henry Jenner and his life’s work in helping to shape the Celtic identity. Read below to discover more. This article seeks to explore the influence of Henry Jenner as one of the most prominent figures of the Celtic Revival in Cornwall and…Continue Reading “Cornish Celtic Identity”

In mid-2012, the Cornish Audio Visual Archive were given several reels of film dating from the 1930s. They held unique images taken by a man, Cecil Baldwin, who visited Cornwall and Devon on holiday many times in his life. His affection for the South-west shows through in the recovered footage, the full version capturing nearly…Continue Reading “1930s Cornish Film”