Alex Langstone’s Talk about Cornish Folkore

Alex Langstone’s Talk about Cornish Folkore

We had a fantastic evening in the Museum Library last night, with Alex Langstone giving an inspiring talk about Cornish folklore.  The talk was structured around findings from Alex’s new book From Granite to Sea: The Folklore of Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall.  The book is unique in bringing together folklore from little known sources from the east of the county, covering a wide range of topics such as sites of witchcraft initiation, piskey-lore, ancient burial sites, Arthurian legend (and its earlier roots), calendar customs, and much more.  Researched and compiled over a 4 year period, the book is bound to become a classic on the subject.

Alex’s talk was really well attended, and most people bought a copy of the book afterwards!  We look forward to visiting all the places mentioned in talk and book – especially the well in Pelynt which as an ‘elf-guardian’.  Wow.

You can buy the hard-back copy of Alex’s book here:

Also 2 volumes of Lien Gwerin, a journal of Cornish Folklore, edited by Alex:  and

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