In the second of the series covering the history of Cornish pubs and ale houses, Chris Knight provides an interesting insight into the role played by the White Hart Hotel in the development of St Austell. “Thence I went over the heath to St Austins wch is a Little market town where I Lay, but their houses are…Continue Reading “At the Hart of it all”

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”

Hawkins Arms Pub

In the first of a series covering the history of Cornish pubs and ale houses, join Tom Kennedy as he reveals a brief history of the Hawkins Arms in Probus and how much (or how little) the pub has changed since it was first built. The purpose of this script, in principle, is to look at…Continue Reading “Hawkins Arms: Now & Then”

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”

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”