The first ever feature-length film played in cinemas showed a boxing fight between Cornishman Bob Fitzsimmons and the American ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett in 1897.
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, hundreds of people from around Bude take part in a Christmas Day swim in honour of the long-serving Bude Surf Lifesaving Club member Mike Moyle.
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.