The Cornish Elk on the wedding bar

//The Cornish Elk on the wedding bar

The Cornish Elk on the wedding bar

Behind our Cornish wedding bar is a set of antlers from the last Cornish elk shoot of 1912.

When giant elk used to roam freely on the West Penwith Moors, local landowners would organise an annual shoot in order to cull the numbers. However, poaching, pollution and loss of habitat have render the great Cornish elk almost extinct.

We call these antlers Sir Pengelly, after the great countryman who tried so hard to preserve the species. We also think that the horns look rather good behind out bar…

2016-12-22T22:20:49+00:00

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