Port Penzance A short strategic and operational history by Professor Neil Hawke LL B, Ph D, FRSA Beginnings This is an illustrated strategic and operational history of the port of Penzance as seen through press coverage and other written sources over the years since Penzance was first regarded as a ‘haven’. Penzance received its first…Continue Reading “Port Penzance”

This month, Elizabeth Jane Timms returns with the next offering in her small series of Cornish themed poems. You can find her other poems here. Like an apparition, appeared a frame, with a man’s face. The Georgian town house seemed to ask who I was, Its mirrors did not know my reflection. The man –…Continue Reading “Sleeping in a Stranger’s House in Falmouth”

The Trelawny Shout – the annual St Piran’s Day community rendition of Cornwall’s most famous anthem – is gearing up to produce another great night out for 2019. Now a firm fixture in the county’s March 5th celebrations, its success is in its simplicity: One song, one night, but thousands of voices raising the roofs of pubs…Continue Reading “Get up and shout!”

This month, Elizabeth Jane Timms joins us with the first in a small series of her Cornish themed poems.  The boat, hush, the boat is bringing me – and the bluebells Are ringing out for my wedding – When I depart, may the dew of the dawn be my diadem And the morning mist my…Continue Reading “A Cornish Wedding”

Santa’s coming early to St Austell Brewery as Christmas party band Jingle All the Way hit the stage for the last Brewery band night of the year on Friday December 7th. Acclaimed as the only solely dedicated Christmas band in the UK, Europe, and further afield, Jingle All The Way consists of everyone’s favourite Christmas…Continue Reading “Jingle all the way to the Brewery”

Join Sue Ellery-Hill as she chats about the upcoming book launch for Brenda Wootton’s biography. I’m sure other people must have parents who dwell for a while in the full spotlight of public attention… I found it, initially exciting, then challenging, at times boring, irritating and downright annoying, but ultimately – exhilarating – and was…Continue Reading “Writing about your mother… Brenda Wootton’s Biography”