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Edward Heath Rodd, England. Around 1879
Edward Heath Rodd, England. Around 1879
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Workmen uncovering a group of cists at the excavation site of the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall
Workmen uncovering a group of cists at the excavation site of the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall
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Group at the excavation site of the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1900
Group at the excavation site of the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1900
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Stone mortar excavated at Iron Age cemetery, Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1968
Stone mortar excavated at Iron Age cemetery, Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1968
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Excavation at Iron Age cemetery, Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1977
Excavation at Iron Age cemetery, Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1977
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Riflebird (Ptiloris), Queensland, Australia
Riflebird (Ptiloris), Queensland, Australia
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African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Africa
African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus), Africa
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Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England
Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England
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Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis), South Island, New Zealand
Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis), South Island, New Zealand
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Red-masked Parakeet (Psittacara erythrogenys), Ecuador or Peru, South America
Red-masked Parakeet (Psittacara erythrogenys), Ecuador or Peru, South America
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Long-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes progne), Buffelsdoorn Estate, Klerksdorp, South Africa
Long-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes progne), Buffelsdoorn Estate, Klerksdorp, South Africa
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Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus), New South Wales, Australia
Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus), New South Wales, Australia
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Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus), New South Wales, Australia Featured Image

Regent Bowerbird (Sericulus chrysocephalus), New South Wales, Australia

A male Regent Bowerbird perched on a branch. The bird's plumage is jet black with bright golden yellow on the head, nape and wings. The Regent Bowerbird lives in the sub-tropical rainforests of Eastern Australia and was named in honour of the Prince of Wales, who was Prince Regent (1811-1820) in the reign of George III. Bowerbirds are so called because they build decorative bowers, or shelters, to attract female mates. They mix a pea green "saliva paint" in their mouths which they use to decorate their bowers and will sometimes use leaves as "paintbrushes" to help spread the substance, representing one of the few known instances of tools used by birds. They then decorate them with shells, seeds, leaves and berries. Collected by Mrs Moor in 1909

© RIC, photographer Mike Searle

Tonacombe Manor, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958
Tonacombe Manor, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958
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South Island Giant Moa (Dinornis robustus) Right Leg, Castle Hill Station, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
South Island Giant Moa (Dinornis robustus) Right Leg, Castle Hill Station, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
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Duke of Cornwalls visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year of the Royal Institution of Cornwall
Duke of Cornwalls visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year of the Royal Institution of Cornwall
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The Victualling Office, Plymouth, Devon, from Mount Edgcumbe, Maker, Cornwall. 23rd September 1845
The Victualling Office, Plymouth, Devon, from Mount Edgcumbe, Maker, Cornwall. 23rd September 1845
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Lambessow, St Clement, Cornwall. Probably 1923
Lambessow, St Clement, Cornwall. Probably 1923
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Lambessow, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 1923
Lambessow, St Clement, Truro, Cornwall. Probably 1923
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Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980
Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980
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Freemasons Hall, formerly the Convocation Hall of the Duchy Palace, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Freemasons Hall, formerly the Convocation Hall of the Duchy Palace, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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The Museum, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 1991
The Museum, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 1991
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Duke of Cornwall views the Treffry Gallery during his visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year
Duke of Cornwall views the Treffry Gallery during his visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year
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Duke of Cornwall views geology collections during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year of
Duke of Cornwall views geology collections during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Museum to mark the bicentenary year of
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The Truro town Mayor and others at the opening of Worths Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Possibly 1905
The Truro town Mayor and others at the opening of Worths Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Possibly 1905
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Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980 Featured Image

Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980

A general view of the limekiln. The Grade II listed limekiln is thought to date from the early-mid 19th century. Building work is underway and the store and office to the left are being converted into a house. The kiln in the photograph is termed a draw kiln, usually of stone structure. The chalk or limestone was layered with wood, coal or coke and lit. As it burned through, lime was extracted from the bottom of the kiln, through the draw hole. These are the three arches to the right of the houses being converted. The kilns were loaded at the top and access to load was usually by a ramped track or, as in this case, probably just a track as the kilns are built into the side of rising ground at the rear. Early on, the coal and lime stone would be delivered to the harbour by ship, but as the industrial revolution and and railways spread it is likely that coal and lime stone arrived by rail. Kilns made 25-30 tonnes of lime in a batch. Typically the kiln took a day to load, three days to fire, two days to cool and a day to unload, so a one-week turnaround was normal. Because it is so readily made by heating limestone, lime must have been known from the earliest times and all early civilisations used it in building mortars and as a stabiliser in mud renders and floors. Knowledge of its value in agriculture is also ancient, but agricultural use only became widely possible when the use of coal lowered the cost. Photographer: Charles Woolf

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Stanbury House, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958
Stanbury House, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958
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Restormel Castle, Lanlivery Parish, Cornwall. 1914
Restormel Castle, Lanlivery Parish, Cornwall. 1914
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Lambessow, St Clement, Cornwall. Probably 1923
Lambessow, St Clement, Cornwall. Probably 1923
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