Cornish passports are a thing and they are being issued on Brexit Day

It will now be essential to anyone crossing the border from Devon. The Passport To Cornwall, issued by a south east Cornwall publisher, is being handed out this afternoon for Brexit Day.

This passport of another kind is said to allow its holder to pass freely, ‘without let or hindrance’, within the county.

Passport To Cornwall is actually a small guide to the duchy written by Cornwall-lover Phil Billington and published by Polperro Heritage Press.

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The brand new guide to Cornwall, compiling the principal local places, pastimes and people, will be available for locals, as well as emmets, from April 1.

But this afternoon, for Brexit Day, Phil Billington is handing out a few copies at the Cornish border on the Tamar bridge.

He said: “Passport To Cornwall is Cornwall in a nut-shell really, a reference tool that tourists, locals and escapist armchair browsers everywhere can enjoy and be inspired by.

“It encompasses all things Cornish. Don’t cross the Tamar without it.”

The book, which looks like a real passport, has its own “Folennow Stampys Tremengummyas” – the passport stamp pages. Mr Billington encourages holders to take their copy to tourist information centres to get them stamped.

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He said: “Having it stamped at various tourist information centres will, I hope, enthuse tourists to discover even more of and about Cornwall.”

Phil Billington previously published Fabulous Fowey, an illustrated guide to the town’s area, with Polperro Heritage Press.

To get a Passport To Cornwall, click here.

By C_Becquart


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