Before Sir Humphry Davy invented the miners’ safety lamp, many coal miners were killed in underground explosions caused by dangerous gases.
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.
Originally brought to Cornwall as a slave by the Royal Navy, Joseph Emidy went on to become a popular violin teacher and composer.
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.