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  1. How Truro came to be the capital city of Cornwall - The transfer of power through the ages
  2. Visionary who engineered a great chapter in Cornish history - Joseph Thomas Treffry
  3. Let's step out of lockdown into a history mystery - Cornish heritage sites administered by Cornwall Heritage Trust
  4. Turner's travels over Tamar tell Cornwall's story - J M W Turner's visit to Cornwall and his artwork
  5. Nostalgic Ride to a Land of Legend - Some Cornish tales and legends
  6. The Place names that help unlock our past history - The importance of place names in Cornwall's past
  7. Historic homes reveal dramatic family histories - Houses with Cornish family histories - Lanhydrock, Trerice, Cotehele
  8. Backtracking to our railway past - Cornwall and its railway beginnings
  9. Bude - Growth of a thriving resort town - Bude, its canal and its growth
  10. Cornwall’s great global Diaspora - Emigration leads to Cornish descendents throughout the world
  11. Villages guard clues to our heritage - Bodmin Moor's villages
  12. Storytellers will help keep alive Cornish identity - Gorsedh Kernow 2020
  13. Net profits for our old coastal communities - Fishing in Cornwall an overview
  14. Summercourt Fair well worth a nostalgic visit - The origins of Summercourt fair
  15. Enduring legacy of Cornwall's great benefactor - John Passmore Edwards
  16. How Tragedy at sea devastated lives left behind - Great storm of October 1880
  17. The father of local English history - John Leland his Cornish itinerary Launceston-Bodmin-Truro
  18. Lostwithiel - Rich layer of town's history - Lostwithiel historic capital of Cornwall
  19. In touch with our Celtic Festivals - Lowender Peran
  20. Landscape and legend entwined - Dozmary Pool
  21. Huge contribution to our culture - Cornish Archaeological Legend - Lt Col F C Hirst
  22. The marvel that's beneath our feet- The Great County Adit
  23. Revealing the Face of Tudor Cornwall - John Norden
  24. Inside Britain's Oldest Home - Penfound Manor
  25. Medieval Marvels Light up our Lives - Medieval Cornish church stained glass windows
  26. Cornwall at Christmas - Christmas past from the newspapers
  27. Wreck of the Anson - A wreck that changed attitudes and the law
  28. Greatest living Cornishman - Sir Arthur Quiller Couch 'Q'
  29. Preserving our holy ground - Cornish holy wells, recording and preserving them
  30. Fishing Smugglers and Wrecks - Stories of Mullion Cove
  31. Unlocking our past Cornwall's Canal Heritage - Overview of Cornwall canal's, built, not completed, planned and imagined
  32. Taking the High Ground - Bodmin's ancient hillforts - Castle Canyke and Dunmere
  33. Bridges battle for survival – Respryn Bridge - History and present day survival issues
  34. Miners toiled in the wake of St Piran - Mining in Perranporth
  35. Making a song and dance about us - Overview of some of Cornwall's cultural and historic heritage 
  36. Lighting up the 'Age of the Saints' - St Petroc, Cornwall's medieval patron saint
  37. Amongst Mines and Miners - The work & achievements of J C Burrow, Camborne Photographer
  38. Rise and fall of our most iconic mine Botallack - Poldark, Royal visits and tunnels under the sea. The story of Botallack
  39. Roads to Fortune - Carrick Roads and the towns and settlements surrounding Cornwall's mighty waterway
  40. In the footsteps of Defoe - 18th century author of Robinson Crusoe tours Cornwall
  41. Britain's most beautiful branch line - St Erth to St Ives railway in the footsteps of Cyril Noall
  42. Brunel opens gateway to Cornwall - Saltash the opening of the Royal Albert Bridge and Cornwall Railway 1859
  43. Exploring the land of legend - Story Collectors & Storytellers
  44. A salute to the great Trevithick - An overview of Richard Trevithick a great Cornishman, his life and achievements
  45. Cornish Routes - Road development, turnpikes and toll-roads
  46. Called to the court of the king - Archaeology and the making of Tintagel as a destination
  47. The Newlyn Riots 125 years on - Religion and price of fish led to rioting in Newlyn
  48. Shining light in the darkness - Penzance's great son, Sir Humphry Davy
  49. Feisty travels with Celia - Early tour around Cornwall c1698 with Celia Fiennes
  50. The sky's the limit - Area of outstanding natural beauty AONB - Bodmin Moor
  51. Keep it Kernewek - Speak Cornish Week events and Cornish language
  52. A name perpetual - The Cornish uprising 1497 and dissatisfaction today
  53. Celtic Culture - International Celtic Congress and contribution from Celtic Congress Cornwall
  54. On the edge - The Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
  55. Taxing Times, Cornwall's historic hundreds 'Stratton' - Background on the hundreds and first of nine - Stratton.
  56. Tudor Travels - John Leland around the Roseland Peninsula c1542
  57. River Journey's - The River Camel historic aspects
  58. For those in Peril - Saving life on the North Cornish coast before the RNLI lifeboats
  59. Fancy a pint? - Pubs in mid and west Cornwall, visited and written about by Arthur Caddick Cornish poet
  60. Portrait of a Parish - Botus Fleming Cornwall's second smallest parish
  61. Churches endure the ravages of time and man - Cury Church & Gunwalloe Church
  62. An idyllic scene - Visit to St Clements village and burial in Truro
  63. Opening up - Heritage Open Days in Cornwall - including many links
  64. Literary giant had powerful roots in Cornwall - Sir William Golding Cornish ancestry
  65. Full steam ahead - Early guidebooks to Cornwall
  66. Tall tower, deep roots - Probus church, schools and historic houses
  67. Legacies in stone - Early farming & Cornish hedges
  68. The Levant Disaster - The why's and wherefores of the Levant Man Engine disaster of 1919
  69. Crossing the Tamar - Opening of the Tamar Road Bridge 60th anniversary
  70. The Great Storm of 1859 - The 'Royal Charter Storm' death and destruction on land and sea
  71. Gone but not forgotten - Cyrus Redding journalist, writer and traveller
  72. Lyonesse, Lost lands & lessons - Myth & Legend meets 21st century reality
  73. Quethiock, a community destroyed in an afternoon - Sale of the manorial land broke up a community
  74. Read all about it (Cornish newspapers 1800 - 1840) - A range of historical articles
  75. Penhale to Wheal Coates - Including St Agnes AONB
  76. An enjoyable heritage day out - Visiting Minions Moor, Cheesewring, Hurlers, Trethevy Quoit, St Neot & pub lunch
  77. Mousehole - The loveliest village, history and traditions
  78. Cornish Christmas' past - How and why Christmas was celebrated and here in Cornwall
  79. Pictures of the Past - Engravings of Cornish towns and places
  80. Saviours of the Cornish language - Early scholars preserving and translating Cornish
  81. 200 years of the coastguard - The early days excise duties and smugglers
  82. Slain by the satellites of Satan & Royal Navy Shipwrecks 
  83. John Thomas Blight - His work and an overview of his unfortunate life
  84. Spreading wings - Overview of the origins of Liskeard, Looe, Camborne, Redruth and Pool
  85. The men behind Richard Lander's famous Cornish Statue - Lander, Monument, Neville Northey Burnard and Philip Sambell
  86. An Ancient History Ruan Linkinhorne - Parish, and historic families and castle
  87. The Birth of Tin Mining - Exporting tin through the Mediterranean to the Levant 
  88. Songs for Cornwall - Cornwall's unique songs and music
  89. Hillforts and cliff castles - Visit some of these throughout Cornwall
  90. The Great Blizzard of 1891 - Transport, woodland, businesses and people how they were all effected 
  91. Quirks of fate - Mitchell a Cornish Rotten Borough - The rise and fall of a historic village
  92. A Penwith road trip - Visiting various historic sites in Penwith with two young lads
  93. Digging into the past and Richard Earl of Cornwall - Evolving Cornish Archaeological Society / Commemorating 750th anniversary of the death of Richard Earl of Cornwall
  94. Travels around West Wivelshire - Following the travels of Tudor cartographer John Norden
  95. Traditions that mean Home - Celebrating Celtic festival of Beltane
  96. 1872 ago from historic Cornish journals - The Royal Institution of Cornwall and Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society journals
  97. Water water everywhere- Drought in 1976 and Cornish reservoirs and water supply sources
  98. Camelford History - A day visit to Camelford and something of its history
  99. On the edge of memory - Cornish monuments to famous people of their day and forgotten war dead
  100. The Hungry Forties - 19th century famine and hunger in Cornwall, Ireland and Scotland. Cornish food riots.
  101. The Lanhydrock Atlas a Historic Jewel - Lanhydrock Atlas and the house and estate
  102. How we used to work - Comparing work in Cornwall from the first modern census of 1841
  103. The Tudors and loss of Cornish Identity - Religious upheaval leading to near loss of Cornish language and identity
  104. Home sweet home through history - Cornish house construction through time
  105. Travels with Celia Fiennes - Celia's continuing Cornish journey in 1698
  106. Helston early historic Cornish town - The early days of Helston
  107. The Rule of Law, Administering Cornish Justice - The Assizes: Where Justice was administered 
  108. Cornwall too 'bleake' for windmills - Some of Cornwall rare windmills and their remains today
  109. Blisland a historic and pretty parish - Visiting Blisland and walking round looking at this pretty and interesting parish
  110. Cornwall's wonderful gardens - looking at some of the gardens in Cornwall their history and families who began them
  111. Sabine Baring-Gould and the Cornish Giant - Introduction to Sabine Baring-Gould and Anthony Payne and portrait
  112. Cool and Tranquil - Cornish churches cool and tranquil - St Enoder and St Julitta at Lanteglos-by-Camelford
  113. Growth and Decay - Tresillian and Merther two Cornish villages
  114. William Borlase Cornish Antiquarian - Background on one of Cornwall's most important recorders of Cornish antiquities
  115. Celtic Cousins - Connections to Brittany, shared heritage language roots, saints, monuments and interests
  116. Travels with Defoe - Daniel Defoe, travels from Fowey to Falmouth in the early 18th century
  117. Earls and Dukes of Cornwall - Earls of Cornwall, the creation of the Duchy, later Dukes and transfer of power
  118. Kilkhampton a Story of Hero's Villains and Anarchy - The Grenville Family, castle & church doings
  119. Cornwall, Read all about it - New books, old books, Cornish libraries
  120. Cornwall leading the world - Cornwall not so backward and leading the world
  121. The historic parish of Breage - Historic tin mine, beginning of Cornwall's china clay industry, wealthy families, haunted castle.
  122. The Luxulyan Valley and Industrial Woodlands - a walk through the beautiful valley & Charlestown history
  123. Ancient Celtic celebrations and artefacts - looking at Samhain and some of the beautiful gold objects being exhibited at the RCM
  124. Digging in - The importance of archaeology for Cornwall - Looking at archaeology and the wider benefits to Cornwall
  125. Cornwall's railways; Beeching branch line closures - Branch line loss, survival and afterwards
  126. Portreath weathering the storms - Portreath Harbour as an important Cornish fishing and mineral port
  127. Vanishing social heritage - Some of Cornwall's historic pubs, existing and lost
  128. Sir John Betjeman, a great adopted Cornishman - How and why John Betjeman came to love Cornwall
  129. Marazion more than just a view - An historic trading settlement overlooking Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount
  130. Researching Family History - Sharing experiences in using DNA and researching family history
  131. Cornish heritage recorded in art - Artists recording places, events and day to day life in art and photography
  132. The rise and decline of Cornish Methodism - Chapels being monitored by The Cornish Buildings Group
  133. Celebration of Cornish Music - An overview of Cornish music and the Cornish National Music Archive
  134. Port Navas strikes our screens - Seen on BBC Drama series Strike the 18th/19th century Cornish quarry port of Porth Navas
  135. Forgotten genius Sir Goldsworthy Gurney? - Lighting, steam cars, musical instruments and all manner of ideas
  136. John Norden travels around the Powder Hundred - Major towns, sites of interest during Cornwall's Tudor Elizabethan Age
  137. Cornwall's Western Quoits - History of Cornwall's Western Quoits
  138. Sir Christopher Hawkins, Boroughmonger - Notorious Cornish landowner, MP and pocket borough owner
  139. Historic Cornish Hotels - From the early to late 19th century, many still standing and part of Cornwall's heritage
  140. National patron saints of Cornwall - Cornwall's triumvirate of national patron saints. St Michael, St Petroc and St Piran
  141. Caradon Hill - boom to bust - The short lived copper boom at Caradon Hill and the inevitable bust that followed.
  142. Polruan Historic Heritage - Its history as a part of the parish of Laneglos by Fowey, early trading and later shipbuilding
  143. Cornwall environment and culture - How Cornwall's environment shaped it's culture and heritage
  144. Church in a Hillfort - How a hillfort on the outskirts of St Dennis  was later occupied by a church
  145. Cornish poets and poetry - Well-known and not so well-known poets inspired by Cornwall and its people
  146. Cornwall's geological legacy - The formation of Cornwall, its rocks and stone created its future story 
  147. The logan stone of Treen - It's rocky history and how it was involved in a British national scandal
  148. Spring travels around Cornwall - Cornwall Heritage Trust sites, visiting Bodmin Moor, St Wyllow Church at Lanteglos by Fowey
  149. Porthleven History - How Porthleven evolved from a fishing village to a tourist town
  150. Kings and Cornish History - How certain historic English kings had an affect on Cornish history and identity
  151. Cornish Emigration to Australia - Convicts, Orphans, Miners all making up the Cornish Diaspora in Australia today
  152. St Germans a village with history and fun - This historic church village has and still enjoys festivals and fun events
  153. The fall and rise of Cornish woodland - Cornish woodlands diminished, gradual rebuild including lately the Forest for Cornwall
  154. Cornish Census and Surveys - What the census and survey records tell us about Cornwall's population
  155. Porthcurno. Centre of the worlds communications - World communication from Porthcurno linking Britain to its empire.
  156. Warleggan, once isolated and insular - The story of a village, once one of the most isolated in Cornwall and its eccentric vicar
  157. Cornish historic road bridges - Background to Cornish roads. two of Cornwall's historic bridges Treverbyn and Wadebridge.
  158. King Arthur, Cornwall's Arthurian legacy - The origins of the King Arthur legend in Cornwall
  159. St Veep a once busy quiet parish - Riverside village of Lerryn and nearby haunting ruins of 1920's Tivoli Park
  160. Antique books share stories - Lost buildings, historic dance, ancient ruins. Looking at Penzance, Rescorla and Roche.
  161. Tamar Valley medieval jewel - Cotehele Estate with its house, gardens, woodland and quay. A terrific place to visit. 
  162. Enjoying the Fowey Estuary - Biodiverse environment meets historic buildings and sites of interest and wonderful views. 
  163. Climate aids Cornish farming - Cornwall's mild winters and warm damp climate with global warming aids new crops and products
  164. Gwennap a rich mining history - A tour around Gwennap parish its villages, and some of its many sites of interest.
  165. Unsentimental journey to the Lizard - Mrs Craik and her 'ducklings' first leg of their visit to Cornwall to the Lizard.
  166. St Mawgan in Pydar historic and modern villages - Two very different villages in this historic parish
  167. Trevelyan a dark history - A look at this old Cornish family and the dark side of their history including  during the Irish famine
  168. Cardinham a parish full of history - Hillfort, medieval castle remains, historic church to crosses and inscribed stones.
  169. Cornwall its environment and heritage - An overview of Cornwall statutory protected areas, AONB's, SSSI's and local offerings
  170. Cornish fishing, the early years - Looking at fishing in Cornwall and Cornish coastal communities during the medieval period
  171. The Poly, encouraging innovation in Cornwall - Origins of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic in the early and mid-19th century.
  172. Cornish folktales and stories saved - Cornish folklore, myths and legends saved by Robert Hunt, William Bottrell and others
  173. Morwenstow - Cornwall's most northly parish - Hawker country, beautiful and interesting coastline and interior villages
  174. Bypassed but not forgotten - Often referred to as Cornwall's forgotten corner this is an interesting and beautiful part of Cornwall.
  175. Passed Cornish Storms - A look at some past 19th century storms that had an effect on Cornwall and some communities
  176. Medieval Education in Cornwall - Mostly based around religious houses the Reformation changed much to Cornish education
  177. Padstow Haven and the infamous Doom Bar - Padstow a port from medieval times has been plagued by the infamous Dunbar
  178. Cornish heritage at risk - A look at the 2023 Historic England entries for Cornwall and some of those places mentioned
  179. Coverack to Porthoustock a deadly coastline - Small fishing villages, beautiful scenery, dangerous coastline, death on the rocks
  180. Some eminent Truronian buildings - Grand buildings from the seventeen to twentieth centuries grace Truro's streets.
  181. Debating Cornish People - Students debate Cornish people they believe deserve greater recognition, perhaps beyond Cornwall.
  182. For the love of Cornwall - Reviewing 'A Cornish Chorus' uplifting poems, prose and descriptions published in 1948 (Download)
  183. Reviewing Ertach Kernow 2023 - A look at the wide range of Cornish historic, cultural and environmental topics covered in 2023
  184. Continuing early travels in Cornwall - Considering early travellers and writers to Cornwall from the 15th century
  185. Early tourism at Land's End - The development of Land's End from its earliest visitors and as a tourist destination
  186. Tragedy at Wheal Owles - Human tragedy and death in Cornish mining this looks at at Wheal Owles and the 1893 disaster
  187. Beautiful Historic Calstock - An overview of this lovely largely rural parish on the Tamar from its earliest days
  188. Glynn Valley engineering feats - The still beautiful Glynn Valley a look at man made changes throughout the ages 
  189. The Roscarrock's of Roscarrock - A historic farmstead giving its name to a longstanding Cornish family
  190. Origins of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall - The men who began it and the society's aims and development
  191. Celia Fiennes goodbye to Cornwall - The final part of Celia's journey around Cornwall in 1698
  192. Perranzabuloe, St Piran’s three churches - Some 1400 years of St Piran church history in Perranzabuloe, oratory to parish church
  193. Limekilns a Cornish industrial legacy - A numerous remnant of 18th & 19th century Cornish industrial heritage
  194. Ancient Cathedral of Cornwall - Rev John Whitaker included much historic information in his book published in 1804
  195. Cornish historic coastal defences under spotlight - Looking at defences around the coastline from medieval to early 20th century
  196. Travelling Cornwall's beautiful Atlantic Highway - The nearby towns, villages, monuments and historical sights along this route
  197. Grampound a rotten borough made good - An important borough town's decline into a rotten borough has risen again, made good
  198. Granite the heart of Cornish heritage - Much of Cornwall's historic, cultural & environmental heritage is based on Cornish granite