This month in our Cornish poetry series, we have Melanie William’s touching poem about her aunt Joan. Gingham not silk, linen not sable Plain stitch and cross stitch Displace embroidery.  All honest, simple practical A frank face, impish smile, open heart, Recall the early, stronger, taller Joan.   In childhood group, large-eyed She looks on…Continue Reading “Poetry: Joan”

Our series on Cornish Music is back, join Phillip Hunt for his passionate insight into the life of his Cornish music hero – George Lloyd. Mention the name George Lloyd in any discussion regarding our most prominent Cornishmen and it is probable that you will be met with a blank look. Yet his name should be better known, particularly…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – George Lloyd, The Great Cornish Composer”

In the first of the series on Cornish Music, Tony Mansell presents a vivid history of the world of the brass band in Cornwall. Brass Bands were once at the heart of every Cornish community and in constant demand at the various secular and religious events. They performed a great service and almost every village and…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – Just Brass”

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”

Continuing the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Isabel Robinson takes us on journey to explore the roots of St Austell Brewery. ‘St Austell Brewery’ has become a symbol of the Cornish hospitality industry which today spans the length of the county and beyond. But where did it all start? The answer to that question…Continue Reading “Where it all began – St Austell Brewery’s Seven Stars Inn”

Loe Bar landscape by Joshua Schouten de Jel

Join us for the final part of the Looking for George Henry Guy series! This month sees the conclusion of Lesley Carter’s genealogical journey to uncover her great grandfather’s story. You can find part 8 here. We haven’t reached Taunton yet and the sun is shining. The sky seems to be clearing, turning from damp grey to tentative blue. I pass the time…Continue Reading “George Henry Guy: Part 9”