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Spring has sprung!

Posted on April 12, 2017

We’ve been so engrossed in designing and producing the 2018 Evocative Cornwall calendar in time for Easter that the arrival of Spring almost went un-noticed. When I hear the word ‘spring’, it always has positive connotations – ‘spring in your step’ or ‘spring into action’. Even saying the word feels a positive thing. Well, Spring has arrived in Cornwall with longer evenings, sunnier days and every now and then, a hint of warmer times to come.

Delighted to say that the better weather has been a great excuse to get out and about with the camera to try to find those hidden places, off the beaten track. Here’s a picture of the beautiful village of Altarnun on Bodmin Moor. The old church signifies a settlement that has a long history and the postbridge is exquisite. The sound of a gentle stream adding to the overall ambiance.

Altarnun, Bodmin Moor

Cornwall has many traditions specifically linked to Easter.  Good Friday triggin’ on the Helford, the ancient custom of collecting shellfish at low tide, has become such a social event that there are concerns over stocks being depleted.  Be sure to trig responsibly!

The arrival of Spring also means that Cornwall’s many festivals, fairs, fetes, shows and parades are starting to take place. An extensive listing of these is a key feature of our calendar and we plan to attend as many as possible. Here’s just a couple coming up soon to whet your appetite–

29th April -1st May       Saltash May Fair

29th April                       Trevithick Day, Camborne

1st May                            St Ives May Day celebrations

 

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