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.
In 2016, there were approximately 34 individual choughs resident in Cornwall, with around seven breeding pairs.
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.
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.