WATCH: 13 retro videos showing Cornwall in times gone by

Newlyn Court, Cornwall circa 1906 (c) National Maritime Museum

Newlyn Court, Cornwall circa 1906 (c) National Maritime Museum - Credit: Archant

Although we’ll never be able to see Cornwall in the glory that our ancestors were lucky enough to enjoy, short clips like these 13 still give us a small insight into our county as it used to be

1) Kynance Cove, Cornwall

“Here in the Lizard Peninsula nature has achived the Cornish coast, the sea is true blue and the cliffs are beautiful.


2) St. Michael’s Mount

“Here in the west where the Cornish coast flings a sheltering arm against the Atlantic, thre is an island knows for it’s enchanment. It’s St, Michael’s Mount.”


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3) Royal visit to the Duchy of Cornwall (1952)

“ueen Elizabeth II gets out of train, is greeted by officials, including Earl of Shaftesbury.”


4) Cornwall County Wrestling Championships

“Cornwall County Wrestling Championships. Crowds from all over the country - see grim and dour struggles in the “Cornish style”.”


5) Open Air Theatre Aka Cornwall’s Minack Open Air Theatre

Explore the theatre in 50s Cornwall.


6) The Padstow “‘Obby ‘Oss”

Discover this centuries long celebration, which takes place each May Day.


7) Viva La Fowey

Explore this Cornish seaport and step back in time to 1938!


8) Cornish Fishermen (1955)

Step back in time to the 50s and spend the day with a cornish fishermen in Mevagissey.


9) Scilly Isles

The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago off the Cornish coast, in southwest England. The islands are covered in heathland, and fringed by sandy beaches such as Great Bay on St. Martin’s.


10) Pyramids Of Cornwall - China Clay

“Down in the West Country can be seen the huge mounds which denote the presence of the china clay pits.”


11) Tamar Bridge

he Tamar Bridge is a major road bridge over the River Tamar between Saltash, Cornwall and Plymouth, Devon in southwest England.


12) “Tinkerbelle” Land Ho! (1965)

Crowds turn out to cheer Robert Manry as he completes his lone crossing of the Atlantic in his small boat “Tinkerbelle”. Falmouth, Cornwall.


13) King & Queen In The West Country (1942)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) chatting to people on a walkabout during their visit to the west country. They visit a tin mine at Redruth and talk to the miners.


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