Cornish Heritage

Rosamunde Pilcher – Cornish Writer & German Legend

Rosamunde Pilcher – Cornish Writer & German Legend

We are getting used to seeing film crews popping up in beautiful locations shooting popular shows like Doc Martin and Poldark. As a result of this and of course the sapphire seas, sandy beaches and scrumptious cream teas tourism in the county is growing year on year. However one group of the foreign nationals is >> read more

New Issue Out Now – August/September

New Issue Out Now – August/September

With summer here, our latest issue of myCornwall is out now! Cornwall’s prime summer time is peaking and for those looking to escape the buzz, discover new things and enjoy great food our August/September issue is packed with it all. Discover Cornwall’s newest and most popular summer reads from Cornish authors on Cornish places. We >> read more

Top Things to Do August

Top Things to Do August

With plenty of long days still ahead, the sun shining (hopefully) and the children all off school everyone is looking for things to fill their summer. Here are our My Cornwall’s picks for the best things to do this August: Heligan’s Lost Summer   22nd July – 3rd September This summer The Lost Gardens of >> read more

The Legendary Sword of St. Michael – From Ireland, Cornwall to Israel.

The Legendary Sword of St. Michael – From Ireland, Cornwall to Israel.

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

From City to Country – Cornwall’s World War II Evacuees.

From City to Country – Cornwall’s World War II Evacuees.

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

New 'lace butterflies' lampshades in grey and rose pink on display at Create shop and gallery
The Moorland Man – Daniel Gumb and The Most Unusual House You’ll EVER see.

The Moorland Man – Daniel Gumb and The Most Unusual House You’ll EVER see.

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

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

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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

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.

From City to Country – Cornwall’s World War II Evacuees.
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!

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.

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