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Worshippers at Gwennap Pit near Redruth In its heyday, Gwennap Pit could attract many thousands of worshippers Image courtesy of Royal Institution of Cornwall, Truro

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POLWITHEN HOUSE | Penzance. Cornwall: 'William Bolitho seated in a carriage outside his home, Polwithen House, Alverton' (pic. Ken Jaggard, Bolitho School) ✫ღ⊰n

WORLD WAR II | Winnard's Perch, Cornwall: 'Incendiary bombs dropped at the decoy airfield at Winnards Perch. They were collected a day later [by Phil Ellery's uncle].'

CORNWALL | 'I don't know where this photograph was taken but it could be Porthcothan at low tide around the base of what was Arch Rock with Jan Leverton's in the background. A. Old took many wonderful photographs, which were used for postcards, of the coast around St Eval and St Merryn.' ✫ღ⊰n

EMILY HOBHOUSE (1860-1926) | Cornwall: St Ive (near Liskeard) was the home of this Cornishwoman who challenged the British Empire over its concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War. She also smuggled herself into Germany to try to singlehandedly stop the First World War. Lord Kitchener described her as "that bloody woman". He had her arrested and she spent the war under virtual house arrest in a cottage near Maer Lake in Bude.' ✫ღ⊰n

'CURLS' | Cornish dialect word for 'carols'. "Twelve Cornish Carols" by Thomas Merritt.

LYONESSE | Update with high resolution bathymetry. 'Lyonesse is supposed to have connected Cornwall to Scilly. This is not likely to have been the case in a post-glacial climate since there is deep water of >70m below present sea level between Land's End and Scilly. However substantial areas in Mount's Bay and north of St Ives would have been dry land, up to about 8 kyr ago (sea level assumed to be 20m below present).' ✫ღ⊰n

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