CORNWALL MY COUNTRY. HOWARD CURNOW

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CORNWALL MY COUNTRY. HOWARD CURNOW

Cornwall my Country.Howard Curnow.as a young boy Howard Curnow hit the local Cornish headlines when he fell under a one-ton steel roller in a field on his father’s dairy farm. He would thereafter never be completely happy when any further from Cornish soil!

In Cornwall, My Country, Howard Curnow tells the story of his remarkable and eventful life, from his early days as one of seven children on the farm in West Cornwall, including watching as German bombs fell on his St Hilary birthplace, to his 25 or more visits to the USA and Canada, setting up Cornish societies.

In 1990, he organised and hosted a ‘Grand Curnow Homecoming’ at the family farm, attended by 350 Curnows from all over the world, an event that led to him visiting North America Australia and Cuba, setting up Cornish societies wherever he went.

No-one has worked harder than Howard in the cause of preserving and championing Cornish identity and culture; from leading a ‘walk’ to London on the 500th anniversary of the Cornish Protest March to London in 1497; to reviving Cornish traditions such as St Piran’s Day celebrations and persuading Cornwall Council to fly the Cornish flag over their offices.

His tireless efforts on behalf of Cornwall were recognised by the Cornish Gorsedh in 1990 with his election as a Cornish Bard.

Sadly, Howard passed away in June 2021, aged 84, having completed the book, but before it could be published.  Family and friends have ensured that his last wish has been carried out.

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