Yesterday, on Brexit Day, there was a change in procedure for drivers crossing the Devon-Cornwall border on the Tamar Bridge.
Phil Billington, a writer and lover of all things Cornish, was busy making sure a few travellers weren’t crossing the Tamar without their essential passport to Cornwall.
This new (sort of) passport is apparently going to allow all visitors to pass freely without, ‘let and hindrance’ within the county!
In reality, what Phil Billington was handing out yesterday was copies of his brand new travel guide, called, funnily enough: Passport to Cornwall.
“…it’s Cornwall in a nut-shell really,” Phil says, “a reference tool that tourists, locals and escapist armchair browsers everywhere can enjoy and be inspired by. Don’t cross the Tamar without it.”
In an incredibly sweet touch, the book (which looks awfully like a real passport!) even has its own “Folennow Stampys Tremengummyas” – or Passport stamp pages to you and me. Mr Billington is encouraging intrepid explorers to take their copy to tourist information centres to get them stamped as a record for their travels!
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’s previous work with Passport to Cornwall‘s publisher, Polperro Heritage Press, also contains the wonderful Fabulous Fowey– a fully-illustrated guide to Fowey and its surrounding neighbourhood.
To buy your own Passport and learn heaps more about our beautiful County, click here.