News from Cornwall - a look at what's been going on in and around the Duchy

Trevithick Day

It's the day of the year when local engineering genius and inventor Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) gets the recognition he deserves and Camborne celebrates its importance as a major player in Cornwall's former mining industry. Lots of spluttering steam engines, singing, dancing and parades. - Link

Video Link - Trevithick Day 2022: Parade & Highlights

Nearly Home Trees are in much anticipated new film - Long Way Back by Cornwall director Brett Harvey - Link

Video Link - Nearly Home Trees

Nearly Home Trees - This small copse of trees, known as Cookworthy Knapp & found near Lifton, marks the border between Cornwall and Devon and is a familiar sight for anyone leaving or returning to Cornwall.

Morrab Library, Penzance

This famous Cornish library appoints Dawn French and Philip Marsden as its new patrons - Link

The Morrab Library is an independent library based in Penzance. The library, situated in Morrab House within Morrab Gardens, was founded in 1818 and is financed through membership subscriptions, legacies, grants, and a regular contribution from the Dennis G C Myner Charitable Trust.

Where's WInnie corgis at Eden project for Queens Platinum Jubilee - Link

If any of you feel like picking up your knitting needles and having a go. The instructions and pattern for this adorable corgie are provided in the links below:-

Link - You Will Need

Link - Corgie knitting pattern

Abandoned mines could be used to heat our homes - Link

Platinum Jubilee beacon lighting celebrations - Link

World Pilot Gig Championships return to the Isles of Scilly after two years - video Link report

Almost 500 “homes for Ukraine” visas have been issued across Cornwall - Link