Plays performed at Perran Round were once big events like today’s festivals – they could last for many days. In the days before TV and the internet, the plays provided entertainment for communities from miles around.
It’s said that in 1773 John Wesley preached to 32,000 people at Gwennap Pit. This would have been nearly a quarter of the whole population of Cornwall at that time.
Every year on 19th December the Christmas lights in Mousehole are switched off for an hour to remember those who lost their lives in the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster.
The Cornish landscape has changed dramatically from centuries past to the present day. By looking at maps through history we can track Cornwall’s progress.