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”

In the aftermath of St. Piran’s Day, we bring you a celtic theme this month with input from the FXU Celtic Society at Falmouth and Exeter University. Read more below to find out what they offer to those studying in Cornwall. We have recently set up a Celtic Society for Falmouth and Exeter university students. This…Continue Reading “FXU: Celtic Society”

Stormy Cornwall

English with Creative Writing student Enya Nwaegbe reveals her reflections on the Cornish weather, contemplating the possibility of another severe storm, similar to one three years ago. I came to Cornwall three years ago to attend university and I never gave much thought to the Cornish weather. But now I personally believe that Cornwall has…Continue Reading “Stormy Weather in Cornwall”

This month’s continuation of a short series based on the collection, identification and preservation of family photographs. You can view last month’s article here. The images below are given in reverse chronology from the 1960s back to 1880, simply to visually demonstrate the changing character of popular photography as cameras became more technically advanced, yet relatively…Continue Reading “Unpacking Your Memories: Looking into the Family Photograph Album”

Ship on the sea in Cornwall

Dr Ben Dobson recounts the details of a nineteenth century shipwreck in Cornwall. Read on below to discover more about the story of the Marchioness of Abercorn. At low tide at around 9am on Wednesday, 8 December 1847, the three masted barque, the Marchioness of Abercorn, was driven ashore on Crantock beach after being badly…Continue Reading “The Marchioness of Abercorn”

China Clay works group picture, circa 1960s

This month’s continuation of a short series based on the collection, identification and preservation of family photographs. You can view last month’s article here. Where to start! It is often easiest to start with photos of your immediate family to create a timeline into the past; parents, brothers and sisters and particularly couples, such as…Continue Reading “Unpacking Your Memories: Looking into the Family Photograph Album”