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164 pages of interest to all who have a connection with this area of the north coast of Cornwall. The author has amassed a store of recollections from those families who have lived there and supplemented it with her own research. The book has numerous photos, mostly gathered from family albums and so not likely to be found elsewhere.
MAWLA, NANCEKUKE AND MORE ABOUT PORTHTOWAN AND TOWAN CROSS by Caroline Palmer
"All aspects of village life are here... the people, their work and play, their highs and lows and their laughter and tears. This is a story of Cornish village life..."  A great deal of original research with documents and people has gone into this amply illustrated book, the labours of two members of 'Old Cornwall', both bards of the Gorsedh of Cornwall.
Further reduction!! [MOUNT HAWKE] MEMORIES OF MOUNT HAWKE by Clive Benney & Tony Mansell
A first A4 edition of this book was issued in 1991 as "The start of Newquay". Now slightly revised and issued in a more modern format, it explores the growth of the town which has changed and grown in importance more than any other in Cornwall. Based upon a careful examination of maps, together with information culled from documents and past local residents, this is a unique record of the early development of Newquay.
[NEWQUAY] EARLY NEWQUAY, by Rod Lyon
The author writes of his childhood in Padstow in the 1940s and 1950s. He describes, in affectionate detail, life at the time, in the home, at school, in the church, travel, and the important occasions in the year, such as Padstow May Day and Christmas. He was a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
Reduced!!!...[PADSTOW] GOOD FELLOWSHIP OF PADSTOW by Barry Kinsmen
"Mrs Raymont wrote this account in the 1950s; as time goes on and we become more remote from that busy, dirty, smelly little port in the days of steam and sail, the story it tells becomes each year more valuable to us." (Donald R Rawe's Foreword).  It is based upon original letters of the Nance family. Henry Nance was Agent for the Packet service to Bristol and back. His wife corresponded almost daily with her eldest son, William Edward, in Cardiff.
PADSTOW IN THE MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY, by Christine Morton-Raymont
Subtitled "A study in folklore and tradition", this 'enlarged edition' about one of Cornwall's most famous traditions delivers exactly what you would anticipate when reading its title, and is written by the local author most steeped in the history of his town.
PADSTOW'S OBBY OSS AND MAY DAY ACTIVITIES, by Donald R Rawe
Its cover description "Padstow past and present in words and pictures including 9 town and country walks" nicely describes this book.
[PADSTOW] PORTRAIT OF PADSTOW by Frank Sluman & Paul Spencer
The life story of a noted north Cornwall estate told through a collection of themed essays about the Molesworth and Molesworth-St Aubyn family members and other asociated with Pencarrow.
[PENCARROW] LOOKING BACK AT PENCARROW, by David Donaldson
A superbly presented third edition of this important work upon one of Cornwall's earliest railways. First published in 1960, revised and extended in 1981, and now expanded and re-presented with yet more new research by Michael Messenger. Numerous illustrations, plans, and drawings make this a must-have volume for everyone with an interest in railways and 19th century Cornish industries.
THE PENTEWAN RAILWAY by M J T Lewis
Harry Stark lived all his live around the Pentewan Valley and the Cornish town of St Austell.. His book is full of interesting characters that he met during over eighty years in the area and records the everyday life there. A must for anyone researching the social aspects of life in the 20th century in this part of Cornwall. Lots of old photos.
Reduced! [PENTEWAN VALLEY] OTHER DAYS AROUND ME by Harry Stark
A fascinating selection of around 175 historic photographs, nicely reproduced on good quality paper and featuring all manner of aspects of community life: surfing, mining, businesses, sports, social events, local notables, and much more. Assembled and researched by a team of volunteers from the Perranzabuloe Museum it is published to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
PERRANPORTH, IMAGES & STORIES FROM THE VILLAGE & PARISH
Perranzabuloe Old Cornwall Society has done Cornwall a service in re-issuing this fascinating book, originally published in 1939 and now scarce. "William Roberts and his generation were the last to grow up in a Perranporth dominated by the Cornish industries of mining and pilchard seine fishing...   Fortunately for us he decided to relate his knowledge of earlier times... in a published book." (Blurb). This is an engrossing insight for all who only know the town in its current guise of seaside resort.
[PERRANPORTH] REMINISCENCES OF PERRANPORTH FROM THE YEAR 1833, by Capt. William Roberts
Volume 3 in the series, contains 200 historical photographs, and covers the social aspects of life in the villages around Port Isaac, Port Gaverne, Port Quin, etc.
PORT ISAAC AT PLAY AND AT PRAYER by Geoff Provis
Subtitled "The fishermen of Port Isaac" this describes the industry from the days of sail until the mid 1960s and details the fishing methods, superstitions, characters, seasonal fisheries,the weather, coastal marks, and so on.
PORT ISAAC, PORT GAVERNE & PORT QUIN, VOL 1 by Geoff Provis
Subtitled "The seafarers of Port Isaac" this follows on from "The fishermen of Port Isaac" by dealing with the other sea-going activities of the men of the north Cornish coastal village.
PORT ISAAC, PORT GAVERNE & PORT QUINN, VOL. 2 by Geoff Provis
The history of the church and its ancillary buildings, its major events and activities, and a chronology of items noted in brief.   The authors are members of 'Old Cornwall'.
[REDRUTH] ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH, TRELEIGH by David & Tricia Rowe
A fine collection of early images of the valley which runs from Peterville towards the sea, taking in the community life, past industry, and leisure activities, all well captioned by the well-known author, local historian and Cornish bard.
ST AGNES, A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, VOL 1, DOWN QUAY by Clive Benney
A "rich harvest of old photographs" illustrating the core of the village with superb old images, and valuable captions.
ST AGNES, A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, VOL 2, VILLAGE AND SHOPS by Clive Benney
An excellent collection of old images around and about the part of St Agnes known now as Peterville and formerly as Dirty Pool, complete with fully researched captions, as is expected of this local author.
ST AGNES, A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, VOL 3, DOWN TO DIRTY POOL by Clive Benney

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 vol 15, no 6 Spring 2018         Click here   

 

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 SHOP

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SHOP    TWO

Many of the books in both shops have been written by 'Old Cornwall' members.

Shop One contains around 150 non-fiction books on a wide variety of Cornish subjects.

The first pages list books concerning individual places listed in A-Z order of place.

These are followed by other works in A-Z order by title.

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Early Newquay

So you think you know Newquay?

 

It's probably Cornwall's most changed town, massively expanded from its earliest days and altered in nature. This booklet will inform you about how it began, using a series of old maps and documents to illustrate its growth and development before the days of mass tourism.

 

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Kenewgh! Sing!

 

Which is your favourite Cornish song?

 

 Do you know all the words?  In Cornish and English?

 There's a very good chance that it will be in this new collection of

 24 songs which the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies has just                   published. The melodies are also provided.            

Just when you were wondering what to buy this Christmas!   

 

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