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Cornwall Cam
Cornwall Cam - recommended  picturesgorgeous pictures of Cornwall updated every day by Charles Winpenny.

Cornish tartan
Cornish Tartan - each colour has a particular meaning, gold is for the Cornish kings. Blue is for St. Pirrans flag. Red is for the legs and beak of the Cornish chough. White is for the tin that runs through rocks beneath Cornwall

getting married in Cornwall

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. watch a pagan wedding in Cornwall. 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

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

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. watch a BBC news film 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

Cape Cornwall Singers

cape cornwall singers were formed in 1997 in an attempt to resurrect the singing tradition in the local pubs around St. Just. Port Isaac fishermen singing a shanty Port Isaac fishermen singing a shanty

The Minack Chronicles Trust

The Minack Chronicles Trust - the official environmental and educational charity established in the Will of the late author Derek Tangye

Cornish emigration

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. watch Moira Tangye speak about the Cornish  American Connection Moira Tangye speak about the Cornish American Connection. - the website of the Cornish American Heritage Society. Cornish letters from America. The New Zealand Cornish Association

Cornwall Disabled 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 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

St. Petroc's Society

St. Petroc's Society helps single people aged between 16-65 who require support or advice about issues regarding homelessness


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

Planning your funeral can be a positive experience

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

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. watch a small film about humanist funerals a small film about humanist funerals

Pagan Federation Devon and Cornwall Regional Website

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. watch a pagan wedding 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

Sennen School - Shelter Box Appeal

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. watch a small film about Shelterbox 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. watch a news story about Shelterbox a BBC news story about ShelterBox. The charity ShelterBox has arrived in the Burmese capital Rangoon. Cornish aid workers help in China

Hypatia  trust

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

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

Campaign launched to stop racism
Devon And Cornwall Police Devon and Cornwall constabulary website. Council for Racial Equality in Cornwall. Cornish conference in Truro tackles racism. PC Rob Mooney visits farms across Cornwall to champion the rights of the overseas workers. Devon and Cornwall Gay Police Association. Devon and Cornwall Police has been named as one of the top 100 gay-friendly employers in Britain. Black and ethnic minority police officers in Devon and Cornwall have created the counties' first Black Police Association. watch a BBC news story about the Black Police Association a BBC news story about the Black Police Association. Allegations of homophobic behaviour by Devon and Cornwall Police officers are dismissed. Police officers from Devon and Cornwall are to officially support a gay pride event in Cornwall. Cornwall Diverse Communities Team

weather Cornwall

BBC Weather Centre daily weather forecasts from the South West of England




Cornwall Local Government
Cornwall council - the Administrative County of Cornwall. Behind Cornwall's picture postcard image there is a reality of poverty and social disadvantage which equals that in inner city areas in Europe. Parents of young children in Devon and Cornwall are going to be the first in the country to benefit from a new free fruit and vegetables scheme. The South West is to receive an extra £600m in European Union Objective One and Two funding. Migrant workers in Cornwall are bringing more than £10m to the county's economy every year. In April 2009 the services currently received from the District, Borough and County Councils will be delivered by a new single council, a unified council for Cornwall. watch a  BBC news story a news story about the new council. 10,000 people have signed a petition against the new Cornwall Council logo. watch a  BBC news story a news story about the new logo. The controversial new logo for the new Cornwall Council has been scrapped
Cornwall Crest
Cornwall Crest is Cornwall County Council's coat of arms. Registered with the college of arms in the 1940's.The Institute of Cornish Studies is funded jointly by the University of Exeter and by Cornwall County Council to provide a focal point for the University's activities in Cornwall

Counsellors in Cornwall

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

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". watch a news story from the BBC 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 Stannaries

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

Cornish Assembly,  Senedh Kernow

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 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

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

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

The Cornish: A Neglected Nation?

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

Total eclipse of the sun in Cornwall 1999

Total Eclipse Of The Sun In Cornwall 1999 watch a video of the eclipse. Traffic chaos after the eclipse

sheriffs of Cornwall

Gazetteer Of Markets And Fairs To 1516 the Doomesday book online

The Newsletter for Lesbians in Cornwall and the far South West of England

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

Henry Fleetwood-Sheppard

Cornish Folk Songs listen to  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. listen to the Cadgwith anthem 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 clubbing

Cornwall Clubbing Directory from the BBC. Littlesouth, dedicated to clubbers and DJs. watch DJ Ben Brigden from Cornwall. DJ Ben Brigden from Cornwall. The Koola club underground music in Newquay. Cornwall club listing

Lemon Rock Music Gig Guide

Lemon Rock Music Gig Guide this guide shows you what live music events are on in Cornwall. Falmusic for gigs in and around Falmouth.

Amplifeye was formed in 2003, with the aim of helping the live music community in Cornwall and promoting unsigned acts. K festival rock music at St. Minver Polzeath. The Cornish band Wired Daises. watch the Wired Daises from Cornwall the Wired Daises on YouTube











Penwith Local History Group
Penwith Local History Group is actively researching the history of this area of West Cornwall and are are based in Penzance. Publications of the Penwith Local History Group.
Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital
Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital -
this famous hospital on the Cornish Cliffs was founded in 1928 by Miss Dorothy and Phyllis Yglesias. It became famous following the Torrey Canyon oil tanker disaster off the west Cornish coast. Over 8,000 oiled sea birds passed through the Hospital as a result. The RSPCA took over the task of running the hospital in 1953, but in 1975 ceased the funding owing to financial difficulties. Nowadays the sanctuary is funded by public donations and is a registered charity.he hospital currently takes in around 1,500 birds a year. Most of these are seabirds. watch  a 1951 British Pathe film clip of the bird sanctuary in Mousehole a 1951 British Pathe film clip of the bird sanctuary in Mousehole

Magazine of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust

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.
Two basking sharks are spotted swimming close to shore off the south coast of Cornwall. A network of underwater cameras is being set up off the coast of Cornwall by the RSPB as part of a campaign to protect wildlife. watch a  BBC news story a BBC news story. Portuguese Man-of-War jellyfish washes up on a beach near St Ives. watch a  BBC news story a BBC news story about the jellyfish. watch a video about the Camel river a video about the Camel river in north Cornwall. Twenty six dolphins have died after becoming stranded on the Cornish coast. It is said to be Britain's biggest mass beaching of marine life in 27 years. watch a news story from channel 4 a news story from channel 4

environmentally friendly cornwall

organic cornwall three-quarters of Britons believe wind farms are necessary to help meet demand for energy. Goonhilly wind turbine construction begins. watch   a short video of Steve Dawe talking about wind turbines 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. watch a BBC news story about the proposed wave energy farm on the North Cornwall coast 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. watch a news story about the wave farm 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
learning about energy from wind, water, waves and solar energy. Jubilee Wharf project is a mixed-use eco development on the riverside in Penryn Cornwall. Saltash Environmental Action group is hoping to help bring in a ban on plastic bags from shops. Homes in Trewellard are being given state-of-the-art heating as part of an environmental project. Green wedding held at Porthpean Church Cornwall. watch a BBC news story about the green wedding a BBC news story about the green wedding. Chyan Community Field near Penryn is a two acre organic forest garden. The parish of Illogan has been chosen as a green champion

ethical Cornwall

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

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

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
learning about energy from wind, water, waves and solar energy. A £1.6m scheme to provide Cornish students with green accommodation. Students from Cornwall College are producing a recruitment film for highlighting alternative routes into HE

Cornwall's Combined University

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 Cornwall’s 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

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. watch a small video about university college falmouth 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

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 Cornwall’s easy course of simple Cornish phrases and listen to the news in Cornish to the news. watch a small film clip of a Cornish language lesson 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 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 watch a news story about Cornish street signs 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.
Glossary of the Cornish dialect


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











Carn Brea Mining Society
Carn Brea Mining Society was formed in 1974 with the aims of encouraging interests in all aspects of mining, geology, and mineralogy in the South West of Britain. Levant Mine is home to Cornwall's oldest working beam engine. watch a British Pathe film about tin mining an old British Pathe film about Cornish tin mining. 19th Century copper mine for sale. The Trewhiddle ingot. A new book 'Voices of the Cornish Mining Landscape' by Dr Sharron Schwartz is based around interviews with former mine workers and other local residents who live in the towns of Camborne and Redruth. The Cornish Miners Association is an association for all former Cornish miners and mine workers and also a resource for mining photographs and mining terminology. The Tinners' Way exhibition

Bal Maidens
bal maidens were the women and girls who worked above the mines. Women and girls played vital roles in Cornish mining.

South Crofty mine

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. watch a short film clip  of  South Crofty mine a short film clip of the mine in 1934 from The South West film archives watch mining clips including South Crofty mine more mining clips including South Crofty mine. New tunnel is started at tin mine. Hopes boosted by tin price rise. watch  Camborne mining clip 1966 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. watch a film about the Leaflet campaign for South Crofty mine a BBC news film about the leaflet campaign.The reopening of South Crofty tin mine is approved. watch a film about  South Crofty mine 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. watch a BBC news story about  South Crofty mine 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. watch a small video about the project a small video about the project. New investment in machinery at South Crofty mine. watch a bbc news story about the mine a BBC news story about the mine. watch 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. watch a short video about the South Crofty revival a short video about the South Crofty revival

Mining in Cornwall

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

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.
watch Trevithick Day in Camborne Trevithick Day 2010 in Camborne

Cornwall Enterprise

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. watch a BBC news story a BBC news story. Cornwall is to get four hundred million pounds in Objective One funding from the European Union. South West Business website

Operation  Chough

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 watch a short video of Cornish choughs from the BBC. Chough pairs in breeding success. listen to  cornish choughs to Cornish choughs. The Cornish chough a poem by John Harris. The Cornish Chough is good for the local economy. watch a short video of Cornish choughs a BBC news story about the choughs. The Return of the Chough by Peter McMurdie The Return of the Chough by Peter McMurdie. choughs preparing for chicks choughs preparing for chicks

Butterflies and Moths in Cornwall

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

Looe Monkey sanctury

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. watch a 1952 film of a shipwreck off Lands End 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. watch a news story from the BBC 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

Prussia Cove

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

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 in focus

cornwall in focus everything you ever wanted to know about Cornwall. Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

the magic of cornwall

The Magic Of Cornwall information and images from throughout Cornwall, including photo gallery, Cornish history and walks. The Cornwall Guide

Cornwall Institutions

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

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

Cornish hunt saboteurs

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


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