HELLO SPRING The February/March issue of myCornwall is out now and it’s full of amazing stories, things to do and delicious Cornish food to see you into the new year. See what a cultural-filled weekend in the Isles of Scilly would be like, discover Cornwall’s Bronze Age hotspots and prepare yourself for the World Mining >> read more
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
When you think about days out in Cornwall, you think about the Eden Project, Lands End or Newquay Zoo right? But what people don’t think about is the tiny islands that dot our coastline and provide sanctuary for some of the sea-faring animals and birds that surround our skies. Some of these islands are completely >> read more
Despite only being around 15 minutes from Truro, there is a definite sense of time travelling in St Agnes. Its classic Cornish character mixed with English countryside can be likened with places such as Port Isaac and Polruan, and there is a real feel of it being somewhere ‘away from it all’, or somewhere that >> 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
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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
Around our lovely Cornwall, we have so many traditions that truly showcase the quirkiness of our different communities. Here is our pick of the best and brightest festivals and feast days. So grab your calendar and get marking down these days. Top 4 Best Festivals 1: Golowan – (16th-25th June) Probably one of the most >> 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
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
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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
They’re a pretty familiar sight to our Cornish beaches over the summer, and always provide interesting photos, debates and conversations but truthfully how much do you know about jellyfish? Here is myCornwall’s Top facts list about these gelatinous guests, as adapted from our article in the latest myCornwall magazine: 1: Jellyfish are closely related to >> 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
With just over a month to go until Poldark comes back onto our screens, and I know I’m not alone when I say I can’t wait for our dashing Cornish man of action to be throwing himself around Cornish cliffs, and smoldering out through the television screens. With not much revealed about this eagerly anticipated >> read more
He was one of the world’s most influential inventors and engineers and although his creativeness is now recognised for what it was, even Google put up a little something on their web page on his birthday one year, the recognition of the man as a genius was almost certainly neglected in the past and there >> read more
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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.
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.
Searching for holy wells in Cornwall offers the opportunity to explore Cornwall's rugged and rural landscape, escape the tourist spots and admire these peaceful, untouched sanctuaries in all their glory.
Our Cornish cousins in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, paid homage to the Cornish brass band at their 17th annual gathering.