Saturday 6thOctober 2018 at 1030am Peter Lanyon Building, Lecture Room 4 This year’s conference, entitled Kemeneth (Cornish for ‘Community’), focuses on the theme of public engagement with Cornwall and Cornish Studies and marks the launch of the Institute’s Agan Kernow outreach programme for 2018-19. How should researchers engage with Cornish communities? What are the benefits…Continue Reading “Kemeneth: 7th Annual Conference of the Institute of Cornish Studies”

Crantock Parish Council are on a mission to raise funds in order to mount a Judicial Review against Cornwall Council to stop over-development in the village. Read on to learn more and find out how you can support their quest for justice. After four years of working closely with Cornwall Council, Crantock’s Neighbourhood Development Plan was…Continue Reading “Crantock Community Spirit”

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”

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”

General Strike of GWR workers

Veronica Kelly returns with the final part of a three-part series looking at the history of the two Great Western Railway housing estates, ‘Little Moscow’ and ‘Moscow Row’ in Cornwall. You can find part 2 here. The first time Green Close tenants took industrial action as a community was in the 1926 General Strike. Four months after both…Continue Reading “Little Moscow and Moscow Row: Part 3”

General Strike of GWR workers

Join Veronica Kelly this month in the continuation 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. You can catch last month’s article here. None of the present day privately owned houses, with their…Continue Reading “Little Moscow and Moscow Row: Part 2”