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"In the upland country which characterises much of the south west, inclined planes provided an essential means of transport for industry...This is the first publication to focus exclusively on these sites; over 200 appear in the gazetteer."  A remarkable assemblage, amply illustrated throughout.
INCLINED PLANES IN THE SOUTH WEST by Martin Bodman
"Cornwall is for sale. Its coastal communities are sold to second homeowners. Its scenery is sold to tourists. Its field are snapped up by developers hungry to profit from the demand to move to Cornwall that tourism fosters..."  The author, one of those responsible for the prescient "Cornwall at the crossroads?" (1988) has here established more hard facts, benefitting from a lifetime's experience of demographic studies and dealing with statistical resources, and countering the claims of government and planners. It is a work of vital reading for anyone with concerns about what has happened and continues to happen to our native land.
THE LAND'S END? THE GREAT SALE OF CORNWALL, by Bernard Deacon
"Lemon Hart (1768-1845) of Penzance is the most well-known of the many Jews who lived in Cornwall in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and he is famous for the rum which still bears his name today. Over time, his story has been subject to embellishment and a colourful mythology has developed around him... This study attempts to separate fact from fiction and aims to give an accurate picture of this successful Cornish merchant, who moved to London in 1811." (Intro.)
LEMON HART OF PENZANCE by Keith Pearce
A thoroughly researched little book detailing the history of the lighthouse, the challenges of its construction, and insights into the keeper's lives.
LONGSHIPS LIGHTHOUSE by Elizabeth Stanbrook
A really engaging mixed bag of over 40 varied topics which have North Cornwall as the link, and which first appeared in the North Cornwall Advertiser.
LOOKING BACK AT NORTH CORNWALL by Peter Davis
A transcription by Lynne Mayers of Henderson's 1858 paper, describing then-new processes and methods in detail, and including superb drawings.
METHODS OF TIN AND COPPER DRESSING IN CORNWALL by James Henderson
'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
"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
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

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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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