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Largest town in Cornwall?[edit]

I am not sure about St Austell being the largest town by population.
Have a look at this....

Talskiddy 18:38, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

According to the UK 2001 Census (http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/census2001/ks_ua_ew_part1.pdf, Table KS01, page 30), the population of St. Austell is 22,658, more than Truro at 20,920. Also at http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/towns/staustell/staustell.htm, St. Austell is said to be the largest town, however the population figure is doubtful. The census information for Redruth and Camborne is given together, so I haven't found invididual data for Camborne. A bit more web searching and I can give you an answer :-) --Joowwww 20:07, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Article requests[edit]

Does anyone have any requests for articles that they would like to see featured on the portal?Mammal4 12:03, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Cornwall stub[edit]

Does anyone else think it could be helpful to have a 'Cornwall stub' to use on stubs that don't fall into the 'Cornwall geo stub'; eg people, foods, books, etc relating to Cornwall? DuncanHill 17:32, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

This has been proposed before and was rejected by the powers that be as there aren't enough pages. In principle I'm not against the idea. Mammal4 15:18, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
The Cornwall stub has been approved and is up and running - please add {{Cornwall-stub}} to relevant articles when editing. I hope people find it useful. DuncanHill 17:32, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Stannary parliament - Only active veto of legislation ?[edit]

The 1508 Charter states, "No [Westminster] Act or Statute shall have effect in the Stannaries without the assent and consent of the twenty-four stannators." Acting in its capacity as appeal court for the colonies, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has declared that any reference to The Stannaries means the whole of Cornwall. I think this means that no act made after the last meeting of the Stannery parliament can have any effect in Cornwall. The right to "veto the legislation", as stated in the article sounds like the parliament had to make a dicision to stop the acts. Does anybody know which laws before the last meeting were not assented? And what sense does the sentence "The 1508 Charter states, "No [Westminster] Act or Statute shall have effect in the Stannaries without the assent and consent of the twenty-four stannators." Acting in its capacity as appeal court for the colonies, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has declared that any reference to The Stannaries means the whole of Cornwall." I didn't know Cornwall was a colony.--Son sonson 07:43, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Duke of Cornwall[edit]

I just added the sentence "The current Duke of Cornwall is Charles, Prince of Wales heir to the throne of the United Kingdom." to the intro as I thought it was important enought to merit inclusion. --Camaeron (talk) 20:47, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

DYK Cornish language[edit]

DYK that several Cornish mining words are still in use in English language mining terminology, such as costean, gunnies, and vug. [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Talskiddy (talkcontribs) 21:18, 23 May 2009

Added to DYK, thanks. It won't show up on the portal main page until the 7th section has a few more. --Joowwww (talk) 22:31, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms by American Geological Institute and U S Bureau of Mines (pages 128, 249, and 613)

s:Portal:Cornwall[edit]

I have started up the corresponding portal at English Wikisource to start to capture Cornwall specific and related text. I am starting to populate with works that have been transferred to Wikisource. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:14, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Quote nomination[edit]

Portal:Cornwall/Selected quote/Layout Talskiddy (talk) 14:48, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Doc Martin?[edit]

How can this article forget the character that put Cornwall on the map on the telly: Martin Clunes' portrayal of Doc Martin ?174.18.6.30 (talk) 14:21, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Penzance?[edit]

DYK that Penzance in Cornwall was, obviously, the setting for Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance ?174.18.6.30 (talk) 14:25, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Status report from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

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