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"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."
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
A beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated record of the development and continued growth of one of Cornwall's unsung engineering heroes, the innovative agricultural machinery manufacturer and family company, Teagles of Blackwater, Truro.
[TEAGLE] REFLECTIONS ON 75+ YEARS OF TEAGLE MACHINERY by Fred Teagle and Tony Mansell
A collection of first-hand accounts of working at surface in the mines and quarries of Cornwall.
VOICES FROM THE DRESSING FLOORS by Lynne Mayers
Subtitled "The changing pace of Cornish agriculture 1800-2000", this profusely-illustrated volume covers a wide selection of aspects of life in the farming world over a long period of time.
THE WAY WE WERE IN A BYGONE ERA by Alison Corey Penaluna
The moving sequel to her widely-praised first volume of autobiography ' A Grain of Sand', begins in the 1920s.
WITH MAGIC IN MY EYES, A CORNISH CHRONICLE by Erma Harvey James

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 The latest 'Old Cornwall' journal,

 vol 15, no 6 Spring 2018         Click here   

 

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 SHOP

ONE

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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