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'artferret' is Linda King, Hayle-based artist. This is a lovingly recorded collection of 30 archaeological sites in the west of Cornwall, including menhirs, cliff castles, cromlechs, fogous and more. Each is given a description and location information, and there is additional content about other finds and monuments. The whole is in full colour.
NO STONE UNTURNED, by artferret
Records the life and work of the women and girls who worked at the mines on the north coast of Cornwall (between Portreath and Padstow).
NORTH COAST BAL MAIDENS by Lynne Mayers
A rich miscellany of Christmas items gathered by 'Old Cornwall' member George Pritchard, ranging through tales of Christmas past, old recipes, parlour games, ghost stories, news extracts, verse, dialect tales - in fact every aspect you might think of!
'OLD CORNWALL' CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY by George Pritchard
A masterly account of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry from 1702 to 1959 by Major Hugo White, himself a Light Infantryman and latterly Curator of the Regimental Museum. He draws on the records there and the recollections of many an old soldier.
ONE AND ALL (DCLI) by Hugo White
"Our Daily Bread" records the baking of bread in Cornwall in the early 1990s, but the book continues to be of interest and use, for its history and its recipes, a number of which the author has tested and converted for small quantities, to produce delicious bread that anyone can bake at home.
OUR DAILY BREAD:SECRETS FROM THE BAKERS OF CORNWALL by Carolyn Martin
"Five floating bridges at Dartmouth, Saltash, Torpoint, Southampton and Portsmouth were born of necessity where land bridges, for reasons of navigation or lack of finance, failed to materialise.... Devonian James Meadows Rendel was their reluctant inventor. Six times he tried and failed to build a major suspension bridge, so created instead the floating bridge as a cheap, temporary substitute.."
RENDEL'S FLOATING BRIDGES by Alan Kittridge
Subtitled 'Childhood memories of life on a North Cornish farm in the 1950s'. The farm was Roundhayes in the parish of St Gennys, and the author manages to evoke that postwar era of 60-70 years ago with clarity and affection.
RHUBARB WINE & BINDER TWINE, by Yvonne Chidley
"From the 1950s through to the 1990s, Richard Jenkin was at the very centre of Cornish cultural and political life and an important figure in the revival of Cornish consciousness. Chair of Mebyon Kernow - the Party for Cornwall, twice Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow, President of the International Celtic Congess, and President of the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, he was also a writer, editor, poet, preacher and speaker, and tireless champion of the Cornish language.
RICHARD G JENKIN, A GREAT SON OF CORNWALL, ed. by Derek Williams
Subtitled 'Teenage memories of life in North Cornwall'. A lively account of being young and enjoying new freedoms in the 'swinging sixties', albeit far from the city life.
SAGA OF THE SIXTIES, by Yvonne Chidley
Recounts the author's childhood, growing up in Porthleven near Helston in the 1930s and 1940s, and evoking a real sense of that life in that period in a small fishing port.
SEAGULL MORNING by Elsie Balme
This superb large-format book contains a remarkable amount of research. As the blurb states, "In the sixteenth century tiny ships were trading to the Mediterranean and Nornwal. More than 200 ships of that era have been identified and listed. There were smugglers and revenue cutters active throughout the eighteenth century. Then in the nineteenth century came a golden age of sail with busy shipyards and emigrant ships departing for the New World from Padstow. The hardships and tragic shipwrecks are here, with individual histories of over 900 sailing ships, which are given complete with ownership and family connections." An inserted Supplement is also included.
SHIPS OF NORTH CORNWALL, by John Bartlett
The subtitle, "His life, houses, and eccentric burial", and sample chapters titled "A wife, lead mine and dispute"and "Murder, theft and a stolen wife?" suggest that this seventeenth century gentleman was one who attracted attention and rumour.  Locally his best-known legacy is, of course, Pentillie Castle.
SIR JAMES TILLIE by Stephen Tyrell
No. 3 in the Cornish Cross series, this second edition is the most authoritative guide book to these early Christian monuments, by the best-known researcher and writer on the subject, who is a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh. It includes the former Caradon area, and southern parishes of the former North Cornwall District.
Reduced!!!...STONE CROSSES IN EAST CORNWALL by Andrew Langdon
No. 2 in the Cornish Cross series, this second edition is the most authoritative guide book to these early Christian monuments, by the best-known researcher and writer on the subject, who is a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
Reduced!!!...STONE CROSSES IN MID CORNWALL by Andrew Langdon
No. 1 in the Cornish Cross series, this second edition is the most authoritative guide book to these early Christian monuments, by the best-known researcher and writer on the subject, who is a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
STONE CROSSES IN NORTH CORNWALL by Andrew Langdon.
"Although the possibility of a railway through the county to Falmouth was fist considered in 1833, the connection to London was not achived until 1859... This is an insight into the heated political debates with most of the leading engineers of the day taking part, along with Cornwall's gentry, landowners and buisness interests. Once construction started, financial difficulties delayed progress so that the line took thirteen years to complete."
Reduced! THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CORNWALL RAILWAY - FATED DECISIONS by Hugh Howes
"From the 1920s to the 1970s the firm of W J Reynolds Ltd was the largest employer of civilian labour in the Cornish town of Torpoint... In this book author Captain Stephen Carter, a marine pilot and tug master, has unearthed the history of the firm and its subsidiaries...
TACKY'S TUGS: W.J. REYNOLDS LTD OF TORPOINT by Captain Stephen Carter
The essential booklet for the traditional ceremonies conducted each Midsummer's Eve on hills throughout Cornwall, together with freshly researched material about their history.
TANSYS GOLOWAN: THE CORNISH MIDSUMMER BONFIRE CEREMONIES, by Merv Davey

 

 

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Shop Two includes over 70 more items of interest.

 

 

 

 

 

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 The latest 'Old Cornwall' journal,      

 vol 15, no 10 Spring 2020     Click picture  

 

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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.

So you think you know Par?

 

Take a circular walk about the town to discover some surprising facts

with the help of this book, published to mark the 70th anniversary of the

Par Old Cornwall Society this year.    

 

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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.            

 

 

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OC 15, 10 Spring 2020 Par