Much has been written about our villages and whilst the smaller ones haven’t been ignored, they sometimes fade into the background at the expense of the larger and better-known communities. In this series the contributors will attempt to remedy that by presenting a picture of life in some of our smaller villages. Whenever I deliver…Continue Reading “Kernow’s Smaller Villages”

Rob Bristol returns with another wonderful poem from his Cornish collection. You can find Rob’s earlier contributions here. Strolling on a Cornish beach, Keeping dreams within my reach, Overhead the sky is blue, From which I see a morning hue. …… As the tide draws ever near, Waves cascade, then disappear, Accompanied by a mighty roar, As…Continue Reading “Strolling”

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”