During the Hundred Years War, ships from Fowey in Cornwall, known as the “Fowey Gallants”, helped to block the French port of Calais.
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.
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.