Celebrating China Clay
The last weekend in June sees a whole three days dedicated to Cornwall's Clay Country, celebrating the history, literature and culture of the villages around St Austell. Find out what's happening...
The Rescorla Festival, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the glory days of Cornwall's Clay Country, an enchanted but sometimes overlooked part of the county.
China Clay archive picture
There will be three days of music, literature, dance, food and drink, walks and talks and lots more.
Rescorla is at the heart of the Clay Country, Cornwall's china clay mining district. At the centre of the village is its primitive Methodist Chapel; once the focus of village life, it gradually fell into disuse.
The chapel now stands at the threshold of an exciting and ambitious project that aims to bring it once again to the fore of village life and also wider significance as a Centre for Cornish culture. It is also the main venue for the festival.
Throughout the festival there will be guided walks taking you through the history of Clay Country. Each walk begins at Rescorla chapel:
Friday at 3.30pm