Cornish heritage beneath our feet

Gutter grill by N. Holman and Sons Ltd, Penzance (Belgravia Street, Penzance)

Have you ever looked down when you’re walking about outside (do you walk about much)? We’re often encouraged to look up when we’re in the middle of towns and cities to admire the architecture of urbanisation above the modern, slightly jarring, signage of our high street shops. But do you look down? Local foundries made… Continue reading Cornish heritage beneath our feet

Old pilchards and Cornish industrial fishing heritage

Industrial heritage in Cornwall is completely dominated by mining, and most of that is heavily focused on tin mining and china clay extraction as opposed to that of other metals and minerals such as copper, arsenic and so on. Even more neglected is Cornwall’s fishing and fish processing heritage. The Cornish Quaysude¬†gallery in the National… Continue reading Old pilchards and Cornish industrial fishing heritage