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Getting Married in Cornwall - approved premises for marriages. St. Mawes castle is now a location for weddings. Cornwall approved wedding premises. The small Elizabethan manor Trerice is also approved. Get married at Polhawn Fort. a pagan wedding in Cornwall. Civil partnership registration for same sex couples in Cornwall. Same sex couples in Devon and Cornwall have been among the first in England and Wales to be legally recognised as civil partners. Green wedding held at Porthpean Church Cornwall. Weddings and Civil Partnerships in the Isles of Scilly
Bodmin Town Band was formed in 1927 and has performed eight times at the national brass band championships finals at London's Royal Albert Hall. Brass band music from Cornwall. St Dennis Brass Band. Liskeard Silver Band. Helston Town Band home of the Flora Dance. Helston Flora Day music. Cornwall Youth Brass Band is the oldest County Youth Band in the United Kingdom, it was founded in 1955
Cornish Choirs - list of all known Cornish choir web sites including the Polperro fishermens's choir. An event held in Cornwall aims to boost the future of choirs. a BBC news film about the event. Mousehole male voice choir. Cornwall junior choir. Holman Climax Male Voice Choir Cornwall. The East Cornwall Bach Choir. The Cornish Federation of Male Voice Choirs. There are fears that the future of traditional Cornish male voice choirs could be under threat because of the ageing membership
Cornish Emigration In The Nineteenth Century - Cornish miners were some of the most skilled men in their trade, and travelled the world, helping to develop the mining industry worldwide. The Cornish miner in Grass Valley Nevada. The Cornish Association of South Australia Inc. Moira Tangye speak about the Cornish American Connection. cousinjack.org - the website of the Cornish American Heritage Society. Cornish letters from America. The New Zealand Cornish Association
Cornwall Disabled Association is making life better for people with physical disabilities in Cornwall. Disability Cornwall charity manages projects and services from disability sports development to access advice. Places in Cornwall with disabled facilities. Accommodation suitable for people with limited mobility or require disabled access. Talking Tapes for the alone, housebound and disabled, living in Cornwall. The Website for NHS services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. New £300,000 helipad for Treliske hospital in Truro. £400K drugs robot 'saves money' at Royal Cornwall hospital. Truro Hospital radio web site. The Royal Cornwall Hospital has been singled out as the worst performing trust in England. a BBC news story about the Trust. Cornish Lib Dem MP Julia Goldsworthy was flown by helicopter from the House of Commons to appear on a TV reality show to raise money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance. Record attempt by a disabled couple. A paralysed Cornwall man is planning to race from John O'Groats to Land's End in an electric wheelchair. Train firm changes disabled rules. Three beaches in Cornwall are to have specially designed wheelchairs which can be pushed on sand from summer 2006. Facilities in Cornish libraries for people with a disability. Scooters offered to help mobility in Penzance. Age Concern in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Information on rail transport for people with mobility disabilities. Wheelchair users on ice world record attempt at the Eden Project. The event was organised by Leanne Grose from Cornwall. Leanne has launched her autobiography and wheel chair workout dvd. A new website for people with learning disabilities in Cornwall
pentreath industries is a registered charity established in 1990 and is now providing work experience, training and employment for people in Cornwall recovering from mental ill health. Cornwall Rural Community Council is a local charitable company working for communities and the voluntary sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Penwith Woodland Burial Place - woodland graves in Chyenhal West Cornwall offer an alternative natural form of burial in which the graves will remain forever in a newly created wood. The Green Funeral Company
Cornwall Humanists founded in 1991 to represent atheists, agnostics and the like minded. A branch of the British Humanists Society. Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association. Secular Ceremonies in Cornwall. civil naming ceremonies for babies and children. a small film about humanist funerals
Pagan Federation Devon and Cornwall Regional Website the Pagan Federation District includes the two regions of Devon and Cornwall. A pagan couple married at the moment of total eclipse in Cornwall. a pagan wedding in Cornwall. Cassandra Latham village wise woman and Pagan councilor in St Buryan. The South West is home to scores of minority faiths and beliefs. The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle. The pagan community in Cornwall has asked to join an advisory body that works with local authorities on religious education. Chants in the Wood - is an online resource for Pagan and earth-inspired news and events from around Devon and Cornwall. Penzance Pagan Earth Moot
Cornwall Shelterbox charity in Helston. South West aid reaches Sri Lanka. The Helston based charity hopes to send 900 boxes to Houston, Texas, by the end of the week to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. a small film about Shelterbox. Shelterbox sends aid to Indonesia. Shelterbox sends aid to Indonesia. Shelterbox has raised more than £12,000 in a day to send lifesaving equipment to the victims of the earthquake in Java. ShelterBox has provided accommodation for thousands of people fleeing violence in Kenya. a BBC news story about ShelterBox. The charity ShelterBox has arrived in the Burmese capital Rangoon. Cornish aid workers help in China
Hypatia Trust based in Cornwall. The Trust has been created to collect, and make available, published and personal documentation about the achievements of women in every aspect of their lives. jessica mann a well known writer of crime and suspense novels is a member of the Hypatia Trust. Jessica lives in Cornwall and some of her novels take place in Cornwall.
Cornwall Constabulary the history of the constabulary between 1857-1967. Above a picture of a St. Ives Borough officer dated about 1854. Before the Cornwall County Constabulary was formed in the 1850s, parish constables were elected once a year by the vestry meeting in each parish. The Museum Of The Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is exhibiting its archives for the first time after receiving a £40,900 Heritage Lottery grant
Counsellors in Cornwall is a useful resource for those looking for support or general advice about counseling in Cornwall. This site enables those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free and confidential service.
the Duchy of Cornwall is one of the largest and oldest landed estates in Britain. Prince Charles also known as The Duke of Cornwall and his top financial advisers have been accused of "creative accounting". a news story from the BBC. Facts about The Duchy of Cornwall. An article written in the Guardian newspaper in 2003 by Rob Gowland referring to Cornish miners and the Duke of Cornwall. Prince Charles leaves a giant CO2
The Duchy of Cornwall.ed - the duchy estate was created in 1337 and its primary function was to provide an income for the heir to the throne. This website by John Angarrack provides information for those who seek an alternative history of the 'Duchy of Cornwall'
The Cornish Stannary Parliament is an ancient organization dating from early British history, closely linked to the mining of tin. The parliament has been revived by Cornish nationalists promoting the interests of Cornish culture and heritage. Cornish nationalists applying to be allowed to enter a team in the Commonwealth Games have been told they have no chance. People in Devon and Cornwall now will be able to fly their county flags without planning permission. The Cornish Rebellion 1497
Mebyon Kernow is 'the party for Cornwall'. The party campaigns for a Cornish Assembly, (Senedh Kernow). The campaign is for a devolved government for Cornwall to allow Cornish people to make decisions concerning their county. The campaign for a Cornish Assembly website. Cornwall goes gold. The whole county of Cornwall is now Liberal Democrat after the May 2005 General Election. Liberal Democrat Councilor Doris Ansari has become the first woman leader of Cornwall County Council. Julia Goldsworthy the new MP for Falmouth and Camborne. Julia is 26 years old and one of the youngest MP's in the House of Commons. Find your MP. A Breton politician is attending the annual conference of Mebyon Kernow
Cornwall County Library Service - information on the location of libraries in Cornwall and their opening times and other services. Plymouth and Cornwall Cyber Library is a collection of almost 1,000 websites which have been chosen by librarians from Plymouth and Cornwall libraries. Cornish Studies Library in Redruth is the only public library with professional librarians and staff who specialise solely in helping those who are studying Cornwall. Find a book in a Cornish library, online catalogue. Penwith local history from The Morrab Library. Facilities in Cornish libraries for people with a disability. 24-hour library help now online. A designer is set to transform Newquay library. Surfers and sun worshippers can keep up to date with their reading with the start of a mobile beach library. Cornish libraries to go green
Baby Information Bank has free access to a host of information on a range of local activities, products and services aimed at the under-fives in Cornwall
Photographs of Cornwall - a photographic record of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly past and present. The collection has over 160,000 photographs and postcards and contains pictures from the mid-nineteenth century to modern times. Images have been collected over the last 30 years by archivists at the Cornwall Centre in Redruth
Timeline Of Cornish History - this information was collated by the Cornish studies library. Cornish history. The Victoria County History Of Cornwall has awoken from a slumber of 100 years to continue writing the history of Cornwall. The Cornish Audio Visual Archive
Gay Cornwall - information for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgenedered people who live or are planning to visit Cornwall. The Intercom Trust is a voluntary community organisation run by and for lesbians, gay men, bisexual women and trans people of all genders and orientations in the South West. Outback is the newsletter for lesbians in Cornwall and the South West. Gay Outdoor Club - Cornwall Walks 2007. Line dancing and instruction for gay men and women in Penzance. Gay friendly accommodation and Cornwall's Gay friendly Pubs. Gay Affirmations.. Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association. Gay or same sex couples will be able to 'marry' at Penzance Register Office from December 5th 2005. Civil partnership registration for same sex couples in Cornwall. Same sex couples in Devon and Cornwall have been among the first in England and Wales to be legally recognised as civil partners. Fyne Times - celebrating gay and lesbian lifestyle. Devon and Cornwall Police has been named as one of the top 100 gay-friendly employers in Britain. Devon and Cornwall Gay Police Association. Devon and Cornwall’s first major Gay Pride event is a huge success. Plymouth Pride Event 2007. Cornwall LGBT Gay Pride Beach Party/Picnic August 2007. Allegations of homophobic behaviour by Devon and Cornwall Police officers are dismissed. Reporting a Homophobic and Transphobic Incident. First ever Cornwall Pride event 23rd August 2008 being held in Truro. Cornwall Diverse Communities Team
Cornish Folk Songs to your favourite songs. Buy songs of Cornwall by Ian Marshal. Traditional music from Kesson the Cornish music collaborative. Bagas Degol originally came together to accompany the famous Tom Bawcock's Eve lantern procession in Mousehole. Top of the Hill Recordings, is an independent label founded by Tim and Sue Chapple in 2002 specialising in the promotion of Cornish music and musicians. to the Cadgwith Anthem sung by Steeleye Span. The lyrics of the song. The Cornwall Harp Centre provides tuition, courses and sheet music at the home of harpist Sarah Deere-Jones on the north Cornish coast near Bude. Music of cornwall
Cornwall Wildlife Trust information about wildlfe in Cornwall. Cornish landmark's future secure. Two dead dolphins have been delivered to government offices in London in a bid to highlight the threat to the creatures from fishing trawlers. Devon and Cornwall feature some of the worst places in Britain for whale, dolphin and porpoise deaths, according to new Natural History Museum figures. Twenty-one dead dolphins washed up along the coast of Cornwall over a period four days. Charity ship to monitor trawling. Cornwall Biodiversity Initiative Project. Wildlife of rail network promoted. A team of American film makers is to track basking sharks off the coast of west Cornwall. nature southwest.
organic cornwall three-quarters of Britons believe wind farms are necessary to help meet demand for energy. Goonhilly wind turbine construction begins. a short video of Steve Dawe from Cornwall talking about wind turbines. View photos of Cornish wind farms. Cornish miners once used wind power. Cornwall Switch. Abandoned mine workings on the Cornish coast could be potential sources of renewable energy. The history of the closed gaia Renewable Energy Centre in Delabole Cornwall. The Gaia Centre will close in September 2004 because of poor visitor numbers. Local councillor feels that the centre should be given one last chance to prove it can be profitable. The Gaia Energy is to close. The Receiver hits back at Gaia claims. Alternative energy for a Cornish village. Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust, a guide is being produced to help people in Cornwall to find local building materials and people with traditional building skills. ecohouse, the green building company. Green Glass a pioneering recycling company in Cornwall. New energy buoy will record waves off the North Cornwall coast. Surfers Against Sewage support plans for a wave farm off the South West coast of Cornwall. The Wave Hub aims to create the world's first wave energy farm off the coast of Cornwall. a BBC news film about the proposed wave energy farm on the North Cornwall coast. £21m of funding has been approved for the world's largest wave farm planned off Cornwall. a BBC news story about the wave farm. Wave farm off the coast of Cornwall has been approved. Recycling in Cornwall. Grass roof for £40m Cornwall university. A classroom is thought to be the first commercial building in the Cornwall using straw, cob and timber. A set of environmentally friendly toilets in Cornwall have won an award. Cornwall Friends Of The Earth. Four Cornish businesses are accredited under the Green Tourism Business award scheme. A Cornish charity has been awarded more than £85,000 to run pub quizzes aimed at helping change people's attitudes towards climate change. The Freecycle Network in Cornwall. Cornwall College is the only Further Education college in the UK offering a course in Renewable Energy Technologies
ethical cornwall - an ethical clothing firm run by three Cornish brothers has been named the best family business in the UK. Penwith and Kerrier District Councils are committed to Fairtrade and have passed resolutions in its support. Falmouth, Truro and St Austell are Fairtrade towns in Cornwall. Fairtrade Chocolate made in Cornwall. Uneeka in Truro and Padstow are an ethical retail company supplying Fairtrade goods. Moon Dragon in Bodmin sell Fairtrade and ethically sourced crafts, jewellery and clothes. Sunpower in Liskeard sells a range of Fairtrade goods. The Dippy Dragon near Bude sells Fairtrade clothing. A pub near Truro has been named the UK's most ethical restaurant in the RSPCA's good business awards for 2008
Truro College one of the newest colleges in the country. Iron age brooch found at Truro college. Archaeologists find more Iron Age buildings at Truro college. Penwith College in Penzance. Truro College is working to achieve Fairtrade status. Truro College is going to merge with Penwith College
Cornwall College has campus sites in Falmouth, St. Austell, Saltash and Camborne and incorporates Duchy college of agriculture. Cornwall College has been teaching 21 specially selected trainees how to become first class chefs for the fifteen restaurant cornwall. Cornwall College goes Online. University-level course Surf Science and Technology is to be based on Lusty Glaze beach Newquay. Cornwall College is the only FE college in the UK offering a course in Renewable Energy Technologies
Cornwall's Combined University is a partnership that combines the universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Falmouth College of Arts, The Open University, The College of St Mark & St John, and the Peninsula Medical School, with Cornwalls Further Education colleges, Cornwall College, Truro College and Penwith College. 'University of Cornwall' new campus. University offers green degree. Grass roof for £40m Cornwall university. The Tremough campus in Penryn will include a landscaped roof. Cornwall's brand new combined university is on schedule and within budget. £55m expansion for universities.Take an MA in Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter in Cornwall. The International Celtic Congress will be held in the Combined Universities in Cornwall Campus at Tremough, Penryn from the 23rd to the 28th July, 2007 with the theme ‘The contribution to the world of arts, science & industry by the Celtic Diaspora’. One of the Tremough campus buildings has been officially named after Daphne du Maurier
University College Falmouth offer a range of courses, from Fine Art to Professional Writing. The courses are run by two faculties, the Faculty of Art and Design and the Faculty of Media and Culture. The college used to be called Falmouth College of Arts before it was given its university status. The college is the first independent institution of higher education in Cornwall with the power to award degrees. a small video about the college. Award-winning animation director Andy Wyatt joins University College Falmouth to head up the school's new BA degree in Digital Animation
Cornish Language website is owned by the Cornish Language Fellowship. Read the Cornish News in Cornish. Rod Lyon Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorseth has been a Cornish speaker for more than 30 years. Try BBC Cornwalls easy course of simple Cornish phrases and to the news. a small film clip of a Cornish language lesson. SGRUD Research offers specialist services to initiatives concerned with language development. Some bilingual poetry by Pol Hodge. Cornish dialect. Ducks 'quack in regional accents.' A translation of the New Testament into Cornish has been completed after seven years labour. Makers of the hit cartoon series The Simpsons have contacted Cornish speakers to ask for help in making a Christmas Day special for the UK. watch a news video clip about the Cornish language. Agan Tavas the Society for the Promotion of the Cornish language. English words with their Cornish equivalents. On-line phrase book for learning Cornish. An MP from Cornwall has used the Cornish language during the swearing of allegiance to the Queen in Parliament. Support for the Cornish language has received a boost with the announcement of £80,000 of government funding. L-plates to help identify Celtic language novices. The Cornish language a BBC news story about Kerrier District Council replacing street signs in English and Cornish. The band Skwardya have translated four Beatles songs into Cornish. Links to Cornish language related websites. Development of the Cornish language after a single written form was agreed. Street signs in Cornwall are to be printed in English and Cornish.
maga - the Cornish language development project website designed to act as a portal for the native language and is run by the Cornish Language Partnership. There are topical phrases included which you can hear as well as read. Children in Cornwall are being given a chance to learn Cornish through a series of new books
South Crofty Mine is situated mid-way between Camborne and Redruth at Pool in Cornwall. South Crofty mine closed in 1998 after 400 years of almost continuous work. The mine has now been reopened and hopes to return to tin production in the near future. a short film clip of the mine in 1934 from The South West film archives more mining clips including South Crofty mine. New tunnel is started at tin mine. Hopes boosted by tin price rise. a 1966 British Pathe film of Camborne tin mining. Talks fail to resolve South Crofty mine dispute. view photos of South crofty mine. Agency's blow for bid to reopen mine. Leaflet campaign for South Crofty mine support. a BBC news film about the leaflet campaign.The reopening of South Crofty tin mine is approved. a BBC news story about the mine. The South West Regional Development Authority (RDA) is to compulsorily purchase South Crofty tin mine. view old photos of South Crofty. A developer has taken the battle to reopen South Crofty mine to the High Court in London. South Crofty mine aims to re-open in 2009. a BBC news story about South Crofty. Cornwall's Heartlands project has been awarded over £22 million by the Big Lottery Fund's Living Landmark's programme to turn Pool mining land into a World Heritage Site and new parkland. a small video about the project. New investment in machinery at South Crofty mine. a BBC news story about the mine. the latest news story about South Crofty mine. Profitable metals mining could return in Cornwall and Devon amid huge price rises in the value of metals. a short video about the South Crofty revival
metal mining performance in days of hand boring and gunpowder this website is intended for those interested in the practical aspects of mining before the days of machine drilling and high explosives. At present the website is confined to records of mining at Wheal Agar in the 1850's but it is probably representative of other copper mines of that era. An organic business buys a copper mine in Cornwall
Trevithick Trusts Site - in 1993 the Trevithick Trust was set up by the Trevithick Society and local authorities in Cornwall to manage various industrial museums in Cornwall. The Trevithick Trust charity which has now closed and had been funded by the Kerrier, Penwith and Carrick district councils, Cornwall county council and the National Trust. Electricity In Cornwall 'the electric light' was demonstrated as early as 1850 by Mr.J.N.Hearder in a lecture on Batteries to Truro Literary Institution.
cornwall enterprise is the economic development service for Cornwall County Council and its mission is to achieve sustainable prosperity for Cornwall. Companies are being encouraged to set up their businesses in Cornwall to help boost the wealth of the region. a BBC news story. Cornwall is to get four hundred million pounds in Objective One funding from the European Union. South West Business website
Cornish Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, is a rare and unusual member of the crow family. Seen on the Cornwall crest. The original name for a chough was a beckit. In 1987 Operation Chough was started at the Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary in Hayle. Released choughs die. Choughs nesting on the Lizard in Cornwall have hatched chicks for the third year running. watch a short video of Cornish choughs from the BBC. Chough pairs in breeding success. to Cornish choughs. The Cornish chough a poem by John Harris. The Cornish Chough is good for the local economy. a BBC news story about the choughs. The Return of the Chough by Peter McMurdie. choughs preparing for chicks
Cornwall Moth Group are an independent group of enthuiasts studying and recording both British moths and migrant moths in Cornwall. Cornwall Bat Hospital the main priority of the hospital is to rehabilitate sick and injured bats and return them to the wild. Rare bats are found in mine buildings. Cornwall Butterfly Conservation. A scheme is under way to preserve three highly threatened species of butterfly across Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. Spiders of Cornwall. The Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Monkey Sanctuary in Looe Cornwall. The monkey sanctuary has been the home to a colony of woolly monkeys since 1964. Venture Foods is introducing two organic chocolate bars that will directly boost the funds of The Monkey Sanctuary Trust. West Cornwall Badger Group launched in 2000 at the Acorn Theatre in Penzance when the people of West Cornwall got their first opportunity to attend a public gathering arranged solely for people interested in badgers
Cornish Shipwrecks small sample of shipwrecks that have occurred around the Cornish coast. Old Shipswrecks at Coverack. film of a 1952 shipwreck off Lands End from British Pathe. Shipwrecks of West Cornwall. Cornish wrecks online. view old photos of Cornish shipwrecks. A haul of half a million silver and gold coins from a 17th Century shipwreck may have been found 40 miles from Land's End. The sunken ship is thought to be the Merchant Royal an English ship carrying Spanish treasure that sank in rough seas off the Scilly Isles in 1641. a news story from the BBC. St. Ives shipwrecks. A French fishing vessel sank about 50 miles off Cornwall in 2008. A cargo ship was hit by a storm 70 miles off Lands End in 2008. The Nancy was wrecked off the Isles of Scilly in 1784. In 1962 the coaster 'Ardgarry' went down with all twelve hands aboard in a storm off the Lizard. Caledonia of Arbroath was wrecked in a storm off Morwenstow in north Cornwall. Thomas W Lawson a seven masted ship, which hit a storm off the Isles of Scilly and was wrecked on Annet. Cornwall shipwrecks collection up for auction
Cornish Smugglers wrecking was another part of the Cornish smuggling tradition. Goods that were washed ashore were regarded as common property. Prussia Cove was named after the famous smuggler John Carter nickamed 'The King of Prussia'. Prussia Cove is in the parish of Perranuthnoe. John Carter was caught and hanged in 1807. Smuggling declined in the nineteenth century with the changing conditions. The smugglers of Mounts Bay. Smuggler's Britain guide-book for South-West England
Real Cornwall over thousands of years Cornwall has developed its own culture and traditions. This website explores the four themes of Food & Drink, People & Places, Sports & Games and Arts & Media. Real Cornwall is a partnership project between The University of Exeter and the Institute of Cornish Studies
Cornwall Institutions web site with information about Cornish workhouses, asylums and almhouses from the 19th century. Information about workhouses at Bodmin, Camelford, Falmouth, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, St Austell, St Columb Major, St Germans, Stratton, and Truro. view a few old photos of Cornish workhouses
Naturism In Cornwall a site dedicated to providing information about naturist facilities in Cornwall. UK's top nudist resorts revealed. Stephen Gough who is walking from Land's End Cornwall to John O'Groats Scotland in the nude has been jailed for two weeks after being found guilty of a breach of the peace. The far west naturist site. Self Catering accommodation in Central Cornwall. The Garden of Eden event, one of the UK's biggest naturist events will take place on Saturday evening 23 June 2007 at the Eden Project Cornwall. nudefest 2007 Cornwall. Naturist campsite for sale in Cornwall
league against cruel sports Cornwall Support Group, established in 1924. The League campaigns to end all animal suffering in the name of 'sport' in particular. Police face anti-hunt complaints. A picture of a fox in Cape Cornwall taken by Charles Winpenny from Cornwall Cam. Pro-hunt campaigners have lost their second High Court challenge to laws banning hunting with dogs. hunt hounds have ran amok in a private garden in Cornwall and savaged to death a pygmy goat