By Phil Westren
Over the years club archivist and media man Phil Westren has compiled literally hundreds of 'archive antics' columns for our match programmes, which are also considered well worthy of display on our website.
As they appear, we hope you find them of interest!
The Tom Richards Cup – Have Your Heard Of It?
As rugby supporters eagerly await the outcome of this weekend's third and deciding test match between Australia and the British & Irish Lions, , it is wondered...
Phil Westren's Talk at The Clubhouse
Club archivist and media man Phil Westren gave a talk and displayed nostalgic photographic images at an event held in the Pirates 'Westholme' clubhouse
Phil Westren Looks Back at 2012
Umm, the years seem to roll by far too quickly, but what of 2012? Well, we lost 32-13 away to Bedford Blues on New Year's Day, and then went unbeaten in seven .....
Phil's Archive Antics 11
It is over five years now since I last announced over the PA System the words "The conversion for the Pirates was kicked by No. 10, Alberto....Di.....Bernardo!"
Phil's Archive Antics 10
With the 2012 London Olympics come to a close, and what great competition we have seen, rugby-wise it is an opportune time to look back to our capital's first......
Phil's Archive Antics 9
During a June month when England's players strived unsuccessfully to achieve victory in South Africa, it is an opportune time to look back 40 years and highlight an..
Phil's Archive Antics 8
This archive page has a slightly different slant to usual, as it also combines to take the opportunity to advise that another important 'exiles' club, London Cornish ...
Phil's Archive Antics 7
We have been delighted to rub shoulders with some historic clubs over the years, including among them the 'Green & Whites' of Nottingham. In one particular ....
Phil's Archive Antics 6
You can spot someone when they're in a nostalgic frame of mind, as their actions and body language give them away. A couple of years back, whilst looking out..
Phil's Archive Antics 5
Out of the blue a couple of years or so ago, an old friend of mine called Adrian Richards, nicknamed 'Hoss' in his younger days (because he was a big ....
Phil's 'Archive Antics' 4
Nearly 64 years ago, on the 13th. September, 1947, a combined Cornwall & Devon team played Australia at the Recreation Ground, Camborne......
Phil's 'Archive Antics' 3
The year 1987 saw the introduction of the Courage English Club Championship, when the Pirates played their first game in the Cornwall & Devon League ......
Phil's 'Archive Antics' 2
We first played good associates in Bedford over 50 years ago on the 7 th. April, 1958, the match taking place back at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, which......
Phil's 'Archive Antics' 1
The New Zealand national side has made a number of visits to Cornwall over the years, starting with the 1st 'All Blacks' who played Cornwall at Camborne in 1905. .