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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
Researched and compiled by Helston Museum and local Bards, this reveals the contributions made to Cornwall's cultural life by over 70 bards.
CORNISH BARDS OF THE HELSTON AREA
'Researched and compiled by Bill Roberts with the support of the Archives and Publications Committee of Gorsedh Kernow' this provides biographical information on over two dozen bards with links to the Launceston area.
CORNISH BARDS OF THE LAUNCESTON AREA
"Researched and complied by the St Austell and China Clay Area book committee with the support of the Archives & Publications Committee of Gorsedh Kernow", this includes biographies of well over 100 bards.
CORNISH BARDS OF ST AUSTELL AND THE CHINA CLAY AREA
Researched and compiled by Gorsedh Kernow Archives & Publications Committee and St. Ives Archive Study Centre, this contains potted biographies of over 50 bards, illustrating their contributions to Cornwall's culture.
CORNISH BARDS OF THE ST. IVES AREA
Researched and compiled by Gorsedh Kernow Archives & Publications Committee and Bards and friends from the Torpoint area, this is a collection of short biographies of over 70 Cornish bards.
CORNISH BARDS OF THE TAMAR VALLEY
The 'Old Cornwall' member and bard of the Cornish Gorsedh offers a wonderfully rich, sometimes surprising gathering of the numerous people of real interest he has had occasion to meet. or whose local 'connections' he knows of.
CORNISH CONNECTIONS by Jim Hosking
Full of vivid anecdotes of and by his Cornish neighbours at the start of the 20th century, Charles Lee's journal is both charming and evocative.
CORNISH JOURNAL OF CHARLES LEE edited by K C Phillipps
Booklet outlining the history of the annual celebrations, and including the order of ceremony.   The writer was a member of 'Old Cornwall' and a bard of the Cornish Gorsedh.
CORNISH MIDSUMMER EVE BONFIRE CELEBRATIONS by Cyril Noall
Subtitled "The development of Cornwall's roads in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries", this is a superb insight into the subject, the result of vast research and fieldwork. It is lavishly illustrated throughout, and will remain the principle source of information in its field.
CORNISH MILESTONES
W H Paynter (1901-1976) was one of the most determined collectors of folklore "in the form of oral narratives, customs and folk-magic practices". The material he gathered was assembled with the intent of publishing a book, but the manuscript was lost after he died.   It surfaced again in 2009, and Jason Semmens presents that manuscript here, with an informative Foreword.
CORNISH WITCHCRAFT, by William H Paynter
Published in 1988, this was a landmark work, highlighting for the first time the dangers for a Cornwall which was already becoming a developers' paradise, advertising its availability through tourism growth losing its identity, desperate for adequate suitably priced housing for locals, and suffering a 'brain drain' as its young people sought better conditions elsewhere.
Last few copies! CORNWALL AT THE CROSSROADS? by Bernard Deacon, Andrew George and Ronald Perry
The author "depicts well-known Cornish trades such as mining, fishing and farming (and smuggling) as well as subsidiary trades like smelting and those which carried the name of Cornwall to every corner of the globe, such as engineering."
CORNWALL IN THE AGE OF STEAM by A Guthrie
An extremely varied collection of articles concerning notably, but not exclusively, aspects of the history of the parish of Stithians. The author was Secretary and Treasurer of the Stithians Parish History Group, which itself produced 9 booklets.
CORNWALL, OUR MOTHERLAND by Alison Penaluna
An excellent introduction to Cornwall's "wealth of archaeological remains that few parts of Britain can equal." Useful gazetteer of places to visit.
CORNWALL'S ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE by Nick Johnson & Peter Rose
A valuable insight into the wealth of varied bridges and viaducts in Cornwall, with suggested places to visit to enjoy them.
CORNWALL'S BRIDGE & VIADUCT HERITAGE by Eric Kentley
"Cornwall was the home of ocean telegraphy, once linked to the entire world by a network of undersea cables. Marconi based many wireless experiments here and satellite communcations were pioneered in the west. The story begins in medieval times and continues right up to date with the latest spying technology."
CORNWALL'S COMMUNICATIONS HERITAGE by John Moyle
From Arthur to the Normans. "A ground-breaking interpretation of the history of Cornwall between the departure of the Romans and the arrival of the Normans. A period that was not a 'dark age' for Cornwall., but something of a golden age, when 'Cornubia', with its centre at Tintagel, exerted control over Devon and parts of Somerset, and established coloines in Brittany."
CORNWALL'S FIRST GOLDEN AGE, by Bernard Deacon
An introdcution to the notably varied geology of Cornwall, with an extensive section detailing relevant places to visit.
CORNWALL'S GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE by Peter Stanier
A look at the varied industries of Cornwall, each section with a usueful gazetteer of places to visit.
CORNWALL'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE by Peter Stanier

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 The latest 'Old Cornwall' journal,

 vol 15, no 6 Spring 2018         Click here   

 

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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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