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by KingMark
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Cornish Oil
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Cornish Oil

I was interested to read of the "Billions of Pounds" that Ireland is likely to making from its offshore oil reserves and it put me in mind of reports from a few decades ago. Back in the late 70s early 80s when Aberdeen was enjoying the wealth of the North Sea Oil boom I'm sure I remember reports of ...
by KingMark
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Should Cornwall/Kernow become the Seventh Nation for the Home Nations Rugby?
Replies: 20
Views: 7970

Re: Should Cornwall/Kernow become the Seventh Nation for the

I would argue that the Cornish Rugby team in 1991 at Twickenham did more for Cornwall as a nation than pretty much anyone ever else has... You struggled to buy a St Piran flag before then. (possibly building on the Durham final a couple of years before)
by KingMark
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Cornwall Questions
Topic: Cornish farm fork
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

Re: Cornish farm fork

Thanks both. I have now found reference on Cornish dialect sites to Evil, Hevval and Yvel - but no reference in my Cornish dictioanary. We used to use two pronged Pikes or more usually pitch forks for 'pitching' sheaves (later bales) up onto a load - this in West Cornwall too.
by KingMark
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Cornwall Questions
Topic: Cornish farm fork
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

Cornish farm fork

When I worked at home on the farm we never used 'forks' for cleaning out houses, always an 'evil' or possibly an 'eval'. Can anyone tell me which (if either) is the right word?

Also interested in the word is it dialect or from old Cornish language?

Cheers
by KingMark
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: St Ives Lifeboat Tragedy - 23 January 1939
Replies: 1
Views: 87

<t>Just reading about the awful tragedy on the BBC web site. Good on the beeb for covering it, but really sloppy journalism when you see the photos of todays 'current RNLI Lifeboat' - they'vr got a picture of an inshore! Was this written in London?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> edited by: KingMark, Jan 22,...
by KingMark
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Cornish Wrestling - Heavy Weight Championship 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 527

<r>As ever the Cornish Wrestling community seem to shun the limelight! There's no sponsorship or anything like that!! It seems to polarise around a few wrestling clubs at either end of Cornwall. Those involved love it. As I said this event was put on by Sithney Wrestling club (the home of Gundry - o...
by KingMark
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Cornish Wrestling - Heavy Weight Championship 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 527

<t>1st September. At Helston as part of the Harvest Fair festivities, Gerry Cawley from St. Columb was crowned Cornish Heavy Weight Wrestling Champion in front of an crowd of over 200 people. Gerry took away the beautiful Trophy and historic Belt (as well as a £50 prize!) after defeating Gareth Beal...
by KingMark
Thu May 03, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 55
Views: 886

<t><br/> Allister said:<br/> Having faith that the sun will rise tomorrow or a chair wont break when sat upon is different to a faith in God. one is a trust built upon observable and predictable evidence the other is built upon blind belief in opposition to observable evidence.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/...
by KingMark
Wed May 02, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 55
Views: 886

<t>Good response EG.<br/> Angofbew seems to have missed the point that I was making, that people can only come to know God through developing that personal relationship. Not by being argued or persuaded into it. You can only gain such a relationship through being open and as you say challenging your...
by KingMark
Wed May 02, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 55
Views: 886

<t>F-l-B, I am not here to tell you that you should choose 'my' religion. I feel that I am here to make people aware of Christianity and if they are interested to tell them the difference it has made in my life. It is a shame when people choose to ignore true Christian faith because 'church' and 're...
by KingMark
Tue May 01, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 55
Views: 886

<t>When 'God sent his son' we should remember that Jesus was God (made into man) and I'm sorry but the New Testament is not myths. Any credible historian will tell you that Jesus existed. Non believers love to cast doubt on the gospels, but there is far more evidence that these texts are genuine tha...
by KingMark
Tue May 01, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 55
Views: 886

<t>Although the old testament has ben interptreted in different ways I don't believe that the acts of Jesus or his apostles have. God realised that the original 'rules' weren't working and so sent his son to demonstrate in reality how we should live. His actions are captured in documents the accurac...
by KingMark
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 55
Views: 886

<t>Religious... it's a funny word. You can do many things religiously, go to football on Saturday, or Tesco on Wednesday, or even Church on Sunday. Too many people confuse 'religion' with a faith (or even denominations eg Methodism, Anglicanism.) Doing something religiously suggests routine, that it...
by KingMark
Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: You say Ar$e I say A$$
Replies: 37
Views: 612

I think that you may find that such a massive movement of Cornish miners to places like California and Montana etc heavily influenced the way that Americans spoke in those parts. We say A$$ so do they...
by KingMark
Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: The flag of Devon.....
Replies: 16
Views: 453

Saw the 'Devon flag' on a car on the M5. It's just an Argyle flag really.