Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) Richard Trevithick pioneered the use of high-pressure steam for use in the mines and in 1801 he built a full-size, steam, road locomotive on a site near present-day Fore Street in Camborne. He named it “Puffing Devil” and on Christmas Eve it began its first epic journey
Post Modern Bagpipes: Authenticity and Creativity in Cornish Music Paper given to Cornish Music Symposium hosted by Institute of Cornish Studies at Penryn Campus, 2012 Introduction A key issue for this symposium and the recognition of Cornish Music as a legitimate area of study within “Cornish Studies” is the distinction
As mentioned in the introduction, gatherings involving tea drinking were clearly linked to early Sunday school activities and it would be good to know when they developed into what we now think of as a tea treat. Our story begins when such events were specifically organised both as a treat
A project by Dr Merv Davey, Tony Mansell and Dr Garry Tregidga The objective of this project is to collect, preserve and share aspects of a Cornish phenomenon which spanned almost two hundred years. It clearly caught the imagination of many people, evinced by the fact that the anecdotes, memories,
Talskiddy 1903: “… The chapel anniversary services at Talskiddy last week were largely attended. The Foxhole Brass Band headed the procession of Sunday-school children and teachers through St. Columb, and a public tea was afterwards held, …” (18 June 1903 – Royal Cornwall Gazette) 1906: “Upwards of 250 partook of tea at the Talskiddy
Radnor Peter Malindine’s * wife, Valerie, was born in Hawthorn Cottage, Radnor Road, Scorrier in 1932 and remembers being taken to Radnor Bible Christian Chapel Sunday school events, by farmer Will Snell in his pony and Jingle. (* For more about Peter Malindine see Silverwell) Rame 1918: Rame with
The Lowender Peran Virtual Banjo Band Project reached 13k people with over 2k views over 7 days during the festivals on line celebrations. 30 bajo players form around the world joined together in a tribute to Cornwall's own Goonhavern Banjo Band.