Tag Archives: Cornish History

Mutiny on the Bounty – Cornish Connections

Channel 4 are recreating the journey made by the Mutiny on the Bounty sailors of 1789. A group of mostly keen amateurs, lead by Anthony Middleton (Ant Middleton), of SAS: Who Dares Wins,  are using Captain William Bligh’s detailed log … Continue reading

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Museums Near to Newquay

Did you know there are a few museums near to Newquay that you can visit, some even free?   There are museums in Newquay, but if you’ve got a car and fancy a small drive out, then these are worth … Continue reading

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4 Museums in Newquay, Cornwall

If you’re a fan of museums, heritage centres and exhibitions on local history or social history, then a museum visit can be a great way to discover local secrets, histories, curiosities and see the past brought to life.   Visiting the museums … Continue reading

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Planned Perran Railway Pier and Harbour 1865

In 1865 an application was submitted to incorporate a company, called “The Perran Railway, Pier, and Harbour Objects Company”, and to empower them to set up and run a light railway from near to Perranporth, through Cubert and out to Holywell Bay – and building a long pier into the sea and a harbour. Clearly this never went ahead; many similar plans, such as the light railway from Padstow to Newquay didn’t go ahead either. Continue reading

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