Things to do in Falmouth

Things to do in Falmouth

Falmouth is fast becoming one of the most exciting and diverse of Cornwall’s towns. From its high street full in independent shops, bars and cafes, to its fantastic beaches, its thriving University and historical working dockyards, this is a town alive with Cornish culture and a flourishing artistic spirit. It is the perfect destination for […]

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Scott’s Quay, Constantine – a hidden history

If there is one thing that Cornwall does well, it is hide it’s industrial past. The desolate mining landscapes of 200 years ago have been largely reclaimed by nature and many have become unlikely havens for wildlife and recreation.

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Titanic Stories – At Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum

This week saw the opening of a new major exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Telling the story of the famously unsinkable ship, the Titanic, the exhibition takes a fresh look at the facts and the myths behind this endlessly fascinating event. Titanic was meant to be the ship that even God couldn’t sink […]

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Falmouth Art Gallery: Andrew Lanyon and Nature’s Laboratory

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Since I first came across Andrew Lanyon’s book A Fairy Find many years ago I have been fascinated by his work. He challenges me to see the world in a different way, a weird and wonderful, and often slightly perplexing, way. His latest exhibition which opened last weekend at Falmouth Art Gallery is called Nature’s […]

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Forgotten Memories of Tremough Convent School

As you drive towards the main campus of Falmouth University sharp modernist buildings fill the skyline. This once grand private estate has now been a place of learning and education for more than 70 years. Since Tremough Convent School closed its doors in 1993 however the old buildings have mostly been swallowed up by new […]

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Falmouth’s Mystery Pyramid – the Killigrew Monument

Isn’t it strange that you can see something a thousand times in your life and never really question what it is or why it is there?  That was how I felt when one day I actually stopped and looked at the Killigrew monument in the centre of Falmouth. When I got home I had a […]

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My Grandmother & Rope Walk, Falmouth

When my grandmother became too old and confused to live on her own she announced that she was going to move to the Methodist home in Falmouth.  We tried to persuade her to come and live at the farm with us but she was, as she had always been, determined. Falmouth was the town where she had spent […]

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Lerryn: Tales from a Cornish River Bank

The Mole . . . absorbed in the new life he was entering upon, intoxicated with the sparkle, the ripple, the scents and the sounds and the sunlight, he trailed a paw in the water and dreamed a long waking dream. The Wind in the Willows: Kenneth Grahame Lerryn is a tiny, tucked away village sitting at […]

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Box Brownie: The next step

Since I found my Brownie camera in a charity shop I have been on a sharp learning curve as I have got to know it and have gradually built up a picture of how this funny black box actually works.  I plan to do a couple more blogs on the anatomy of my Brownie and […]

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Earthquakes across Cornwall

At 2 O’clock in the afternoon on the 1st November 1755 the sea in Mount’s Bay , Penzance rose rapidly and without warning to about 6ft above its normal level. Then it “just as quickly ebbed away”.  The water continued to rise and fall in this way repeatedly for the next 5 hours.  In neighbouring Newlyn however […]

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