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Cornish Story is an initiative created with the vision to promote a greater knowledge of Cornwall and the Cornish Diaspora overseas. Unique, exclusive stories and films are combined with articles relating to all aspects of Cornish culture in the past and present.
Robert Burroughs explores the legends and drolls of Wivelshire in the introduction to a new series. South East Cornwall is often referred to as ‘Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner’ in part due to its geography, but also… more info
The project team led by Garry Tregidga and Tony Mansell would like to hear from volunteer researchers who would be interested in the study of chapels and other related sites (e.g. outdoor preaching pits) at the local level. The immediate task is to create… more info
- The Wreck of the Rose of DevonThe treacherous cliffs at Porthtowan where the Rose of Devon foundered in 1897 Clive Benney, St Agnes Old Cornwall Society Recorder, brings us the story of the demise of the Rose of Devon. The involvement of police constable Benney is particularly interesting as he was Clive’s great-grandfather. One of the most tragic and disastrous…Continue Reading “The Wreck of the Rose of Devon”
- The Redruth Revival MurderMichael Tangye (Whythrer Meyn) of Redruth brings us a story of excessive religious fervour that was all too common among many Methodist congregations in our villages and towns. 1824: King George the Fourth reigned. The mining town of Redruth had not yet reached the height of its prosperity. Its shallow, immensely rich copper loads…Continue Reading “The Redruth Revival Murder”
- A Cornish Rower by Ruth Tremayne HarryAnn Glanville (Photo: Terry Harry) Ruth brings us her poem about Ann Glanville (1796–1880), a Cornishwoman who achieved national celebrity for rowing a four-oared watermen’s boat. A Cornish Rower by Ruth Tremayne Harry There’s a statue by the river A woman sitting on a bench She is gazing at the water With a rower’s…Continue Reading “A Cornish Rower by Ruth Tremayne Harry”
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