Richard Trevithick’s Puffin’ Devil was the world’s first ever steam locomotive. However, it was destroyed in a fire while Richard and his friends stopped off at a pub for lunch.
When people become a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, they choose a special Bardic name. This is usually in the Cornish language.
The saying ‘in the limelight’ comes from Sir Goldsworthy Gurney’s invention of a bright light made using lime. This lighting was often used in theatres.
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.