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- Died: July 19, 2020
- Age: 69 year old
- Cause of death: died in his sleep
A statement from the ‘Kernow Matters’ Campaign Group paid tribute to Craig.
It said: “It is with enormous sadness that we announce the passing of Craig Weatherhill whose demise over the weekend at the age of 69 years, has sent a shock wave of grief through our Cornish community.
“Craig was so many things to so very many of us. A humble man but firmly and proudly Cornish, Craig was a widely published and award winning author of bestselling historical and other reference books as well as novels, a retired planning officer and architect, a former semi-professional footballer, a Bard of Gorseth Kernow, a practised and accomplished horseman, a recognised expert on Cornwall’s archaeology and history, an expert on Cornwall’s place names, a Cornish language speaker and life member of Agan Tavas – the society for the promotion and protection of the Cornish language, an inspirational and truthful campaigner for Cornish matters, a musician, a friend and an absolute authority on all things Cornish and relating to Cornwall. This list is far from exhaustive and could go on so much more.
“Craig was a truly great Cornishman who was respected, admired and loved. A giant in his fields of expertise, and one who spoke with passion, unquestionable knowledge and dignity.
“To him, Kernow truly mattered. His presence touched the lives of so very many and his death leaves an enormous vacuum. We are in deep mourning for this son of Cornwall.”
Information blog Ancient Penwith added: “Craig was without doubt one of the most well respected Cornish historians, and the work he did with Cornish ancient history, Cornish place names, the Cornish language and Cornwall in general was incredible.
Craig Weatherhill obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page
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Craig Weatherhill tributes
Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.
Tim Hannigan on Twitter:
“Sad to hear of the death of Craig Weatherhill. His scholarship of Cornish place-names & knowledge of Penwith’s archaeology was remarkable (he also had a sword stuck in a polystyrene menhir in his living room when I was little which impressed me mightily!)
Sad to hear of the death of Craig Weatherhill. His scholarship of Cornish place-names & knowledge of Penwith's archaeology was remarkable (he also had a sword stuck in a polystyrene menhir in his living room when I was little which impressed me mightily!) https://t.co/ojLJoZ0ka8
— Tim Hannigan (@Tim_Hannigan) July 21, 2020
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