We aim to create a list here of various places and things in London which are of Cornish interest.
Cornish in London
Work on the Cornish in London project is ongoing – and we are always looking for contributions. We asked our members if they knew of any place, memorial, statue, building or any other permanent object in London that has a Cornish connection and have received some very interesting information – but we are hoping for even more.
If you are aware of any Cornish links in the London area, please let us know. They could be anything from Cornish people who lived here to buildings made of Cornish granite. If it has a Cornish connection, however tenuous, we would like to hear from you and we would also welcome photographs.
Elephant and Castle Underpass
Mr Tony Wakeham, who passed away in February 2019, was a Council member and Cornwall in London Coordinator.
He was a model for a mural in the underpass at Elephant and Castle. The artist had been looking for ‘locals’ who reflected the community – and Tony fitted the bill.
This photograph shows the model and the final painting.