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.”
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.
In 1833, Ann Glanville and her all-female team of rowers beat the ten best male gig rowing crews in France.
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.