Cornish Heritage

myCornwall meets Olympian Helen Glover

myCornwall meets Olympian Helen Glover

2016 has been quite the year for Penzance-born Olympic rower, Helen Glover. Having grown up and educated amongst an ambitiously athletic family, the seeds for Helen’s success as a national, and internationally renowned champion were sown early. With a host of awards and recognitions under her belt, including a World Champion title for 2013, 2014 >> read more

Richard Lander – Truro’s Own Indiana Jones.

Richard Lander – Truro’s Own Indiana Jones.

If you take a walk around Truro these days, from most parts of the city you’ll be able to see a tall, towering column standing proud amongst the spires and rooftops. Atop this column is weatherbeaten effigy of Richard Lander, one of Cornwall’s most famous sons. This lasting memorial to this brave and inspirational explorer >> read more

7 of the Most Amazing Cornish Women You NEED to know!

7 of the Most Amazing Cornish Women You NEED to know!

Perhaps not purposely hidden, the roles that women have played in history are often overlooked. Yet they make up 51% of our population. Of course, the tide continues to change. Women’s voices are heard more often in decision-making and on public platforms. Inspirational women like Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Laverne Cox all give women >> read more

Find Out who was the World’s First Stand-Up Comedian!

Find Out who was the World’s First Stand-Up Comedian!

In recent years, Cornwall has produced some excellent comedians that have provided their audiences with a laugh out loud release from everyday life. However, comedy isn’t just a recent export from the Cornish shores. Samuel Foote, an 18th century Cornish funny man, is considered to be the first ever stand-up comedian. We explore his life >> read more

Check out the Best of Old Cornwall

Check out the Best of Old Cornwall

In a new addition to the magazine, we explore Cornwall’s photographic archives with a selection of arresting images capturing the county’s past. All images kindly supplied by The Cornish Studies Library. — Fun and shenanigans at Lostwithiel Carnival in 1948 — The Queen and Prince Philip visiting Lostwithiel in 1962 — Redruth Railway station in >> read more

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Germany’s Cornish Idol – Rosamunde Pilcher’s Story!

Germany’s Cornish Idol – Rosamunde Pilcher’s Story!

  When you think of Cornwall, what comes to mind? Sapphire seas? Sandy beaches? Scrumptious cream teas? These are all suitable answers but for some tourists traveling to Cornwall this summer, there is an attraction that surpasses the landscape and breathtaking scenery, and that is the world of Rosamunde Pilcher. Born in Lelant, Pilcher spent >> read more

Castles, Dungeons and Legends of Cornwall

Castles, Dungeons and Legends of Cornwall

The castles and museums of Cornwall take us back to days of old, teaching us about Cornwall's cherished heritage. Learn about the legends that link us to those that built, fought and lived on these sites hundreds of years ago.

The Unexpected Guests: WW2 Prisoners of War in Cornwall

The Unexpected Guests: WW2 Prisoners of War in Cornwall

During the Second World War, Cornwall became home to hundreds men who were not born and bred here. These unexpected guests arrived in the form of prisoners of war.

CORNWALL’S COOLEST DAYS OUT: Boscastle and Tintagel

CORNWALL’S COOLEST DAYS OUT: Boscastle and Tintagel

Discover the undiscovered Cornwall, the cool Cornwall, starting with Boscastle and Tintagel.

16 Reasons Why Cornwall Makes Us Happy

16 Reasons Why Cornwall Makes Us Happy

Let's be serious, there are way more than 16 reasons why Cornwall makes us happy... so here are just a few of our favourites!

You could be forgiven for thinking it is the middle of the summer!
The Great War & Porthcurno

The Great War & Porthcurno

Last year marked 100 years since the beginning of The Great War, and myCornwall takes a look at the vital role the Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno played in WWI.

Meet Boat Dweller, Cornishwoman, Susan Penhaligon

Meet Boat Dweller, Cornishwoman, Susan Penhaligon

Despite having been born in Manila in the Philippines, actress Susan Penhaligon is ‘Cornish’ finds Bruna Zanelli.

Cornwall, Bonanza, and the Great Comstock Lode

Cornwall, Bonanza, and the Great Comstock Lode

Join Ronald M. James as he explore the history of the Comstock Lode, Nevada, and the Cornish miners who emigrated there in search of work.

Finn’s Fine Shoes

Finn’s Fine Shoes

Join Simon Reed as he reminisces about Finn's Fine Shoes, a traditional Cornish business that was once based near Penzance.

Cornish Wrestling

Cornish Wrestling

Join Pete London as he enters the arena and grapples with the world of Cornish Wrestling on behalf of myCornwall

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Liskeard: An Ancient Cornish Town

Liskeard: An Ancient Cornish Town

Discover the Cornish town of Liskeard as myCornwall explores the history and present day features behind this popular town.

The Cornish and Mining in New South Wales

The Cornish and Mining in New South Wales

Join Chris Dunkerley, Secretary for the Cornish Association of NSW as he reveals the history behind the Cornish in New South Wales and the search for gold.

School of Rock: Camborne School of Mines

School of Rock: Camborne School of Mines

Discover the history behind the Camborne School of Mines, from its formation in 1888 to its current status as a thriving institution of mining and geology

Port Navas Oysters

Port Navas Oysters

Discover the story behind the Port Navas Oystermen and Stuart Hodges; a man who packed oysters faster than the eye could follow.

The Great Families of Cornwall: the Edgcumbes

The Great Families of Cornwall: the Edgcumbes

Do you have a great Cornish surname? Join myCornwall contributor Megan Westley as she takes a walk through time with the Edgcumbes of North Cornwall

‘White coffee please’ in Cornish is ‘Koffi gwynn mar pleg’
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