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Researched and written by a group of local history students under the tuition of June Palmer, using extensive documentary resources.
[TRURO] EDWARDIAN TRURO
'The Story of Truro Union Workhouse' is the subtitle which explains all. This is the fascinating story arising from early nineteenth century government ambitions to cater for the numerous poor by providing a building which became a dreaded destination for so many.  The author examines the background intent, the buildings itself and its officers, the life and conditions for the inmates, the children, their food and health, and brings its story up to date, as a group of desirable homes with the Cornish name, Chy Hwel.
[TRURO] THE HOUSE ON THE HILL by Lin Euden
A fully researched history using available C18 documents to tell the social history of Truro through the activities of the people of the day.
TRURO IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, INTERLOCKING CIRCLES by June Palmer
A fully researched history using available C17 documents to tell the social history of Truro through the activities of the people of the day.
TRURO IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, A PATTERN OF PLACE AND PEOPLE by June Palmer
Winner of the Cornish Gorsedh's Holyer an Gof 2013 trophy for the best publication of 2012, this extensively-researched account is the story of the fifteenth century bridge at Wade in north Cornwall and the impact it has had, encompassing numerous events and changes over 5 centuries.  Written by a Cornish bard and member of Wadebridge 'Old Cornwall' Society.
WADE-BRIDGE by Andrew G Langdon
The author's childhood at Tremedda is related in detail, revealing the day to day working life of a Cornish dairy farm in west Cornwall, and the people involved there in the early 20th century.
[ZENNOR] TREMEDDA DAYS, A VIEW OF ZENNOR 1900-1944 by Alison Symons
The story of the humanitarian worker, daughter of the Rector of St Ive near Callington in east Cornwall, who became a thorn in the sides of the British establishment for her campaigning work during the Boer War.
ANGEL OF LOVE: EMILY HOBHOUSE by Frank H Beer
Between 1720 and 1920 some 60,000 women and girls worked in the mines, quarries and clay works of Cornwall and Devon. This account is the second edition of the book which won the Cornish Gorsedh' Holyer an Gof Trophy in 2005.
BAL MAIDENS by Lynne Mayers
A look at the background stories of the varied and colourful banners created by and for 'Old Cornwall' Societies. Each is illustrated in colour. The writer is a member of 'Old Cornwall'and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
BANNERS OF THE 'OLD CORNWALL' SOCIETIES by David Stark
"The Cornish miners of 251 Tunnelling Company RE" is the subtitle of this fine study. "The Western Front was a prime candidate for underground warfare. Royal Engineers tunnelling companies were specialist units of the Corps of Royal Engineers within the British Army, formed to dig attacking tunnles under enemy lines during the First World War. The 'Cornish Miners Battalion' was one of these specialist units recruited from the tin mines of Cornwall. This is their story." (Dust-cover)
BATTLE BENEATH THE TRENCHES by Robert K Johns
A thoroughly researched little book detailing the history of the lighthouse, the challenges of its construction, and insights into the keeper's lives.
BISHOP ROCK LIGHTHOUSE by Elizabeth Stanbrook
"Planned and opened before the Victorian era, the Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway was one of Britain's earliest railways...An incredible amount of original documentation of the railway survives, scattered in archives across the country, and the author has brought this together to tell a deatiled intimate account..." A superbly produced hardback volume with numerous images, many in colour.
THE BODMIN & WADEBRIDGE RAILWAY by Michael Messenger
Subtitled "Scenes form Alfred Wallis's St Ives", the author of "The boy and the painter" was a young relation of the artist. His poetry and stories strongly evoke St Ives.
BOY AND THE PAINTER by Albert Rowe
A superbly produced, extensively researched and liberally illustrated account of the Breton fishermen and vessels who travelled to our shores in abundance in bygone years.
Reduced!!! BRETON FISHERMEN IN CORNWALL AND SCILLY: A CENTURY OF FRIENDSHIP, by John McWilliams
"This deeply researched book tells eloquently the thirteen year saga of the bridge's construction, the design concepts and challenges and the immense engineering difficulties."
BRUNEL'S ROYAL ALBERT BRIDGE by John Binding
"Papers from the 2015 Cornish Buildings Group conference 'Only a Cornishman would have the endurance to carve intractable granite'." The topics covered range from prehistory onwards, including church architecture, sculpture on buildings, stained glass, the work of some architects of note, Cornish country houses, and much more. Superbly illustrated in colour.
CELEBRATING PEVSNER, NEW RESEARCH ON CORNISH ARCHITECTURE, edited by Paul Holden
The intriguing story of one of Cornwall's best-known murders prompted extensive research and this fascinating book by the late Pat Munn, Cornish Bard and member of 'Old Cornwall'.
CHARLOTTE DYMOND MURDER, CORNWALL 1844 by Pat Munn
Subtitled "Aspects of the history of North Cornwall" this is a fascinating assemblage of subjects as varied as C17 wills in St Teath,C16 & C17 music and musician, water mills and mill houses of the Allen & Camel river valleys, vernacular architecture, potters and pottery, Ann Jefferies and fairies, and more! All is thoroughly researched, properly referenced and fully indexed.
CONNECTIONS by Catherine Lorigan
Compiled by the Penryn-Falmouth book committee with help from Gorsedh Kernow Archives & Publications Committee.
CORNISH BARDS FROM THE PENRYN-FALMOUTH AREA
Researched and compiled by Anne Trevenen Jenkin, former Grand bard and 'Old Cornwall' member in conjunction with Bude, Wadebridge, Camelford and Padstow 'Old Cornwall' Societies and their members, this is a welcome insight into the background of over 70 bards and their impact upon the culture of Cornwall.
CORNISH BARDS FROM THE NORTH CORNWALL AREA

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 The latest 'Old Cornwall' journal,

 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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