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"This book is a history of Cornwall's lifeboat stations, the rescues performed...and the brave volunteers who have manned the lifeboats for more than two centuries."
CORNWALL'S LIFEBOAT HERITAGE by Nicholas Leach
An excellent introduction to the stroy of the lighthouse around Cornwall, with a gazetteer of those to visit.
CORNWALL'S LIGHTHOUSE HERITAGE by Michael Tarrant
"Cornwall's maritime heritage may be witnessed today in a multitude of coastal villages, quays,jetties, harbours, docks and beaches... The object of this book is to outline Cornwall's maritime heritage and offer a guide to places of interest..."
CORNWALL'S MARITIME HERITAGE by Alan Kittridge
A welcome introduction to the story of Cornwall's great industry, with helpful guidance on special places to visit.
CORNWALL'S MINING HERITAGE by Peter Stanier
An authoritative introduction to the numerous railways of Cornwall, complete with a gazetter of special places to visit.
CORNWALL'S RAILWAY HERITAGE by John Stengelhofen
Booklet outlining the history of the annual celebrations, and including the order of ceremony.
CRYING THE NECK, A HARVEST CELEBRATION
Subtitled "Women & children Devon and Cornwall mining industries 1300 to 1970", this tells the story of the employment of women and children right across the mining industries of Devon and Cornwall.
DANGEROUS PLACE TO WORK by Lynne Mayers
Something of hero of early Celtic studies, Lhuyd was a Welsh naturalist, botanist, linguist, antiquary and geographer. From 1697 he made a 4-year tour of research and discovery through Wales (2 years), Scotland and southern Ireland, Cornwall (four months) and Brittany.
EDWARD LHUYD 1660-1709, A SHROPSHIRE WELSHMAN by Derek R Williams
"Spanning forty years of dangerous diving operations around the world, interspersed with English Channel swimming and triathlons, this is a look into the secretive world of a Royal Navy Clearance Diver. The humour is dark, the stories are both heart stopping and almost unbelievable but it's all true. Can this much fun be had at the tax paying public's expense?" (blurb). Includes the writer's experiences at RNAS Culdrose.
FROG TALES by Mark D Holroyd
A collection of essays in which the author 'ponders on the theory and practice of Cornish Studies. The first part...brings together three previously published articles (with new postscripts) on the discipline of Cornish Studies. This part is completed by an up-to-date critical reveiw of recent work on Cornwall. The second part includes two essays on the working conditions of Cornish miners in 1841 together with a major re-assessment of Chartism in Cornwall that challenges older interprertations. The final two essays focus on the discourse of Cornishness...' (Cover blurb)
FROM A CORNISH STUDY, by Bernard Deacon
Subtitled "The folklore of Bodmin Moor and East Cornwall" this holds an intriguing collection of the legends, myths and folklore of the eastern part of Cornwall, one less extensively examined in publications than the western part. It is arranged by calendar month, and contains a number of good photographs.
FROM GRANITE TO SEA by Alex Langstone
"A kaleidescope of impressions about Carwynnen and the bards who were initiated in that year (1948), all 19 of them." [Introduction]  Bards of the Gorsedh held their annual ceremony there in 1948 and revisited Carwynnen in the summer of 2015 following the successful project by the Sustainable Trust to re-erect the Quoit, which had collapsed in 1967.
GORSEDH KERNOW RETURNS TO CARWYNNEN by Ann Trevenen Jenkin
With a self-explanatory title, this timely publication from a Cornish publisher is a clear, concise and readable account of the "war intended to bring to an end all conflicts but now remembered as the First World War." "The author indicates the causes of the war; what life was like for the British soldier fighting in it, and the principal military events of the war; it also deals with such things as the organization of the British Army; weapons, medical treatment; and the often contrary views of survivors, commentators and historians."
THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION: 1914-1919, AN INTRODUCTION by Hugo White
The title and subtitle, "Women and girls of the Cornish explosives industries 1800-1920", tell it all.  The chapters tell of the gunpowder works, the fuse factories, wartime munitions work, and of course the accidents.
A HAZARDOUS OCCUPATION! by Lynne Mayers
An elegant history of the Falmouth-based club, which covers its development after 1871 in the first six chapters, with some notable 'names' among its members and prime-movers. Then a section looks at Royal patronage, the club's changing venues and premises, some notable past members - and more. As you would expect there is a final section looking at the boats, racing, regattas, and so forth. There are a number of appendices to complete the information, plus a general index - and another of boats.
Reduced! HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CORNWALL YACHT CLUB 1871-2012
Extensively illustrated expert guidance on all the elements essential to the sympathetic and informed restoration of old properties. Essential reading BEFORE the work begins!
HOUSE & COTTAGE RESTORATION, DOS & DONTS, by Hugh Lander
The answer to the pronunciation hazards faced by those who may lack the local (sometimes very local) knowledge of how to say Cornish place-names. Their locations and meanings are also included.
HOW DO YOU SAY...? PLACES IN CORNWALL by June Lander

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 The latest 'Old Cornwall' journal,

 vol 15, no 6 Spring 2018         Click here   

 

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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.

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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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