PK Porthcurno

The tiny coastal village of Porthcurno, located in West Cornwall, was once the heart of international telecommunications, boasting the largest telegraph station in the world. As the G7 summit drew to a close last week, it was interesting to reflect that the leaders were meeting in Cornwall – a place that has a long history of global connectivity.

10 Cornish links with the G7 Nations

With the G7 Summit taking place in Carbis Bay later this week, we thought we would bring you some interesting bits of information connecting it to the 10 nations attending.

The River Fowey

Our guide to one of Cornwall's finest and most varied rivers, from sea to moor.

Some more Cornish Connections

With the G7 leaders coming to Cornwall in June 2021, we have been researching links between Cornwall and the countries represented.

Here's a few more interesting stories..

The Chynoweth League

While the Chynoweth name will be most familiar in Cornwall as the name of a family within the Poldark series, the Cornish surname – literally meaning ‘new house’ – has also given rise to a family powerhouse within the hockey world.

The Minack Theatre

The Minack theatre is currently used from Easter to September for a full summer season of up to 20 plays and the occasional live music events, read about its history here.

Reaching out to the world

For a small area, that in the past has been pretty hard to reach overland, Cornwall has a long history of being at the forefront of communicating with the world.

Mevagissey; a safe harbour

Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead you down to the centre of the old Mevagissey, where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. Mevagissey was built on fish, in the 1800s and early 1900s it prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards (sardines) caught in local waters.

Castles, Harbours and Mines

Any visit to Cornwall will probably include a visit to one of these historical constructions. Even a beach holiday will probably see you walking alongside a harbour wall at some point....