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”

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”

This month features a short history of Feock Chapel to coincide with its 150th anniversary. Read on below. Over the past few centuries Cornish history and Methodism have been intrinsically linked. There are few communities in Cornwall that do not have a Methodist Chapel – whether still used as a Chapel or repurposed into a…Continue Reading “Feock Chapel”