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The author takes the reader through Rosemundy and up to Goonown and Goonbell with a large number of historic images culled from his vast collection, many of them previously unpublsihed.  Well-informed captions are provided.
ST AGNES, A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, VOL 4, UP GOONOWN & GOONBELL by Clive Benney
The story of the successful international search for the figurehead of the 'Lady Agnes'. Includes the story of the vessel from her launch at St Agnes in 1877.
[ST AGNES] SEARCH FOR THE LADY AGNES by Roger Radcliffe
The story of the large 18th century house in St Agnes, from 1967 a hotel, but formerly home of the Carne family (1840-1909). It became a Mother and Baby Home in 1919 and over the next 45 years around 1200 babies were born there.
[ST AGNES] SECRETS OF ROSEMUNDY HOUSE by Clive Benney
Records the life and work of the women and girls who worked at the mines, and clay works in the St Austell area.
ST AUSTELL BAL MAIDENS by Lynne Mayers
Produced as a tribute to those who gave their lives during the Great War, this carefully researched book records all the data which could be discovered about them, as well as others known to have been casualties, and others who served. More than that, it examines the impact of those difficult years locally, and the period after the war ended through references from the local press. It contains numerous photos.
ST BLAZEY, PAR, TYWARDREATH REMEMBERED 1914-1928, compiled & edited by Barbara Seed
A varied collection of items relating to the parish including a number of transcribed documents from the 16th to 19th centuries.   A limited print run, A4 insize, and simple office binder.
[ST GENNYS] A DIFFERENT HISTORY FOR ST GENNYS, BOOK 2 compiled by L B Ward
A collection of 9 varied articles on old St Ives by an 'Old Cornwall' member and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
[ST IVES] CHANGING TIMES IN OLD ST. IVES, VOL 2 by Mary Quick
A collection of 7 varied articles on old St Ives by an 'Old Cornwall' member and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
[ST IVES] CHANGING TIMES IN OLD ST. IVES, VOL. 3 by Mary Quick
A collection of 8 varied articles on old St Ives by an 'Old Cornwall' member and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
[ST IVES] CHANGING TIMES IN OLD ST. IVES, VOL 4 by Mary Quick
A booklet containing 24 historic images from the collection of the St IvesArchive Trust, showing, gigs, crabbers, warships, and a variety of other vessels, but also the fascinating harbour scenes of activity for which the town is famous.
[ST IVES] MARITIME ST IVES by John McWilliams
This includes Rock, Porthilly, Trebetherick, Polzeath and Port Quin. A  lovelier corner of Cornwall would be hard to name, and it is described "in colourful, revealing detail" by the author.
ST MINVER, ITS BAYS AND BYWAYS by Jack Ingrey
An encouragement to look at the rich archaeological remains of the Isles of Scilly, with a helpful gazetteer of numerous sites to view.
SCILLY'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE by Jeanette Ratcliffe & Charles Johns
8 essays by the Stithians Local History Group, on 'The Philosophers', the workhouse, St Stithians College in Johannesburg, E J Sarah's recollections at 90, farming changes, C19 emigration to South Australia, Trelusback, and poverty and poor relief.
[STITHIANS] ALWAYS SOMETHING INTERESTING... STITHIANS, NO 7.
7 essays by the Stithians Local History Group, on C19 population, old local families, Ennis and Carbis farm, Crellow, 1930s cost of living, Wm H Turner's dismissal as schoolmaster in 1893, and the Stithians Local History Group itself.
[STITHIANS] ALWAYS SOMETHING INTERESTING... STITHIANS, NO. 8
10 essays by the Stithians Local History Group, on Tretheague, Menerdue, Vellansbrockye, C19 education, Alfred Richards of Trenarth, Rosemanowes Quarry, 4 former contributors, Knuckey brothers - South Australia pioneers, mock mayors, and 'octogenariangossip'.
[STITHIANS] ALWAYS SOMETHING INTERESTING... STITHIANS, NO 9
"The text takes the reader on a colourful journey of discovery, from the river's humble beginnings in remote north Cornwall through its varying borderland riverscapes and on until its meetings with the sea." (Cover blurb). A fascinating book which looks at the communities, industries and so on along the way.
[TAMAR] DISCOVERING THE RIVER TAMAR, by John Neale
Records the life and work of the women and girls who worked at the mines, smelters, clay and brick works of the Tamar area.
TAMAR BAL MAIDENS by Lynne Mayers
Starting as a village Millennium project to tell something of the story of Troon, near Camborne in west Cornwall, the author - an 'Old Cornwall' member and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh - has "set the more modern community against its historical context..."
[TROON] ECHOES OF AN AGE, THE STORY OF TROON by David Oates
Revealing the history of the buildings and the associated people through extensive documentary research by a team of people, this series of books is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Truro.
[TRURO] BOSCAWEN STREET AREA

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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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