Over 40,000 people travelled from Cornwall to watch the 1991 Rugby Union match at Twickenham. Incredibly, this was 10% of the population of Cornwall.
In 2016, there were approximately 34 individual choughs resident in Cornwall, with around seven breeding pairs.
The 1595 Spanish raid on west Cornwall was predicted by the old saying “They shall land on the Rock of Merlin, Who shall burn Paul, Penzance and Newlyn.”
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.