[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Sat May 26 12:14:58 BST 2012

The following venues could be included:

Mousehole;  site of Dolly's house.

Paul;  Memorial to Dolly also Cornish inscription inside church.

Plen an Gwary St Just.

Zennor church and churchyard various inscriptions in Cornish.

Helston Cornish family motto in museum also where William Body was  
murdered, an act which led up to the Prayer Book Uprising.

Site of Glasney College.

St Piran Round.

Remains of a Plen an Gwary at Kea.

Mock hanging of the mayor at Bodmin Riding if they still do it.

On 26 Me 2012, at 11:15, Ken MacKinnon wrote:

> Ewan,
> I have been advocating this for over 12 years now!   About thirty  
> years ago Esso brought out a series of Cornwall ‘Tiger Trails’ for  
> motorists to follow on all sorts of Cornish themes except Cornish  
> Language.    One of my recommendations following my 2000 survey and  
> in my 2003 analysis of speakers’  attitudes towards the language was  
> a Cornish Language Trail on similar lines: Forth an Yeth.
> Some interest has been shown on this – but so far no actual action  
> as such.   It could make a useful project for the Partnership – and  
> it could start off quite modestly with a free leaflet or booklet on  
> sites and routes.   Plaques and signposts could follow – but these  
> would need negociations and permissions.
> -        An ken Ken
> From: spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net [mailto:spellyans-bounces at kernowek.net 
> ] On Behalf Of ewan wilson
> Sent: 25 May 2012 22:06
> To: Standard Cornish discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?
> Another idea that occurs to me would be to construct a' Cornish  
> Language Trail' for walkers to follow. For instance a short distance  
> from Mousehole is Paul Churchyard where the famous memorial stone is.
> I visited it with my young nephew and family about five years ago;  
> it was a sweltering hot day and we spent ages trying to locate the  
> blessed thing--only for my nephew, also Ewan,  delightedly to find  
> it in the wall on the street!
> We also looked for Poole's home in Penzance on Morrab Rd; bought  
> books out of the Cornish shop in the Causewayhead ( KK mini  
> dictionaries, if I remember?); off to St Michael's Mount; and went  
> up to Truro Museum to get language material ...found some wonderful  
> stuff by Craig and also  older materials by Richard Gendall- a  
> lovely fold-out wallet thing with maps, photos, pictures/words, etc.
> Not properly proudly promoting the language is such a missed  
> opportunity for the region. Are the councillors as daft as they are  
> here in Scotland, then?!
> Ewan.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Herbie Blackburn
> To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list'
> Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?
> I agree with Ewan (The complaints about confusion is a lot of  
> balderdash)
> - I’m English, have had a lifelong interest in Celtic languages, and  
> when we travelled down to Penzance by train to start our Land’s End- 
> John O’Groats cycle we all posed by the welcome sign, and were  
> delighted in the bilingual nature of that and the Land’s End/Penn An  
> Wlas banner (soon to be ‘Pedn An Wlas’!) at the start of our ride –  
> it made it more special – not just for me with
> my interest in Celtic Languages, but for all 27 of us, most being  
> English. I’m English and proud of it, but equally proud of these  
> islands’ Celtic heritage!
> Bring on the bilingual signs I say – afterall, I may be sad, but I  
> still get excited to see ‘Araf’ in the road when we go to Wales!!
> eMail: kevin.blackburn1 at ntlworld.com
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