A few months ago, we did a piece about the Cornish saints and how their myths and stories shaped our landscape. And what we found out is that St. Michael – Archangel and defender of the Heavenly Armies – is actually one of the patron saints of Cornwall. But another piece of trivia is that >> read more
With summer nearly here, our latest issue of myCornwall is out now! From feasting around the North Coast from Padstow to Port Isaac, we explore the tastiest in pop-up eating stands. In the newest edition of our magazine, we’re also having an exploration into the world of the conservation of our local bees. These little >> read more
Considered one of the biggest mass movements of people in British history, the evacuation of nearly three million children from cities to the country during the Second World War not only split families apart, but its significance irrevocably shaped the lives of these children for decades to follow. For the evacuees, their lives and stories >> read more
Walking out in the silence of Bodmin Moor when the sky is bright blue, and the air is still, there is a kind of rare peacefulness for the day-tripper. Daniel Gumb must have love this atmosphere too, because in the 18th century, he decided to make this moorland his permanent home. But as a stone-cutter >> read more
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
“‘What wet weather today!’ in Cornish is ‘Ass yw glyb an gewer, hedhyw!’ https://t.co/5JNAYJgaIu https://t.co/vaPTqAlbLT”
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
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
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
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
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
“@RogueTheatreUK brilliant night @HeliganGardens #theatre #cornwall #summerholidays https://t.co/tjs95evaek”
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.
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.
Discover the undiscovered Cornwall, the cool Cornwall, starting with Boscastle and Tintagel.
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!
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.
“Tomorrow 7.30 @IllyriaTheatre LOST WORLD with dinosaurs .. do not bring sandwiches, it's deadlier than the seagulls… https://t.co/LtYCVbxUH0”
Despite having been born in Manila in the Philippines, actress Susan Penhaligon is ‘Cornish’ finds Bruna Zanelli.
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.
Join Simon Reed as he reminisces about Finn's Fine Shoes, a traditional Cornish business that was once based near Penzance.
Join Pete London as he enters the arena and grapples with the world of Cornish Wrestling on behalf of myCornwall
Discover the Cornish town of Liskeard as myCornwall explores the history and present day features behind this popular town.