Before Sir Humphry Davy invented the miners’ safety lamp, many coal miners were killed in underground explosions caused by dangerous gases.
Richard Trevithick is known for inventing steam engines, but also had plans to create an iron tower in London. If this had been built, it would have been as tall as France’s Eiffel Tower.
For almost 200 years, mail was sent all across the world from the town of Falmouth in Cornwall. It travelled on vessels called Packet ships.
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.