David Oates takes us right to heart of this small community in the second article in the Kernow’s Smaller Villages series. His memories are evocative and engaging as he paints a vivid picture of life in this Cornish village. You can find the other articles in the series here. Until leaving home to go to college…Continue Reading “Barripper”

Elizabeth Jane Timms returns with the latest poem in her Cornish themed series. On Cornish Cliffs is motivated by the stunning natural landscapes that can be found in the vicinity of Fowey. As if it had been found in a hedgerow, There was a wildness in this heart – Like a purse full of purple heather That…Continue Reading “On Cornish Cliffs”

Regular contributor and sub-editor Tom Kennedy is back with this insight into his new series, Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall. In this article, Tom introduces some of the esteemed academics and contributors who will be supporting him and provides an insight into what you can expect over the coming months. Folklore and mythology are an integral part…Continue Reading “Insight into the upcoming ‘Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall’ series”

Elizabeth Jane Timms is back with another poem in her Cornish themed mini-series. Her third offering, Cornish Song was influenced by the devastating beauty of Polridmouth Cove Beach. The other poems in Elizabeth’s series can be found here here. I threw my love for you into the sea and you looked back, In its eternal blue green gaze,…Continue Reading “Cornish Song”

In the first of the Kernow’s Smaller Villages series, Tony Mansell has chosen the village where he grew up and for which he still has fond memories. You can find last month’s introductory article here. There is nothing very remarkable about Silverwell: nothing that makes it stand out in any way. Like most villages, it’s seen its…Continue Reading “Silverwell – Memories of Pure Gold”

This is the first of two linked articles focussing on the life and Cornish connections of the novelist and childrens’ book writer Eliza Fenwick.  Two women writers who were part of Mary Wollstonecraft’s circle had family connections with Cornwall. The fact that Maria and Elizabeth Branwell, the mother and the close aunt of the Bronte…Continue Reading “Cornish connections with 1790s radical and literary circles: Part 1”