At the End of the Valley

Another trip into Tony Mansell’s world of folklore, myth and legend. This time with a tale of a Cornish maid who was cheated out of a life with the only man she loved.   It was late and there was a chill in the air as Annie made her way along the rough track in…Continue Reading “At the End of the Valley”

Cornish legends

Dr Charlotte MacKenzie, regular Cornish Story contributor, is a prolific writer and speaker on Cornish History and here she turns her attention to that most absorbing of subjects, Cornish Legends. To what extent was Cornish folklore recorded before the collection and publication of folk tales by Victorian folklorists? Some customary practices were mentioned from the…Continue Reading “Cornish legends”

The Cadgwith Ghost

Amy Heyman of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, brings us a true account of an experience from her visit to the Lizard Peninsula.   In 1988, my Mum and I rented a little cottage in Cadgwith. We stayed there for two weeks. The week prior, we had spent sightseeing in London where I thought I would maybe…Continue Reading “The Cadgwith Ghost”

Once again, Tony Mansell leads us into his world of folklore, myth and legend involving an iconic bridge which really has left a lasting impression on him. This bitter-sweet love story was the winner of the Gorsedh Kernow 2010 – Short Story set in Cornwall.   My heart beats faster as I spot a column…Continue Reading “Black Bridge”

Trevarth is a hamlet between Carharrack and Lanner. Its Wesleyan chapel dates from sometime during the mid-19th century. This profile has been compiled by Jo Lewis and Tony Mansell using information provided by Barrie May of Carharrack.   From Lanner take the left turn signposted Trevarth. Following the road into the village, the chapel was…Continue Reading “Mapping Methodism – Trevarth Wesleyan Chapel”

Once again, Tony Mansell leads us into his world of folklore, myth and legend with his present-day tale of Emily, a young lady who casts her spell to capture the hearts and minds of unsuspecting innocents. This story was the winner of the Gorsedh Kernow 2009…Short Story set in Cornwall.   She arrived during the…Continue Reading “Emily”