Cottages in Manaccan, Cornwall. Around 1925
The tower of St Manaccus and St Dunstan Church can be seen through the trees on the left. Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his 'ordinary camera' are, in some cases, painted by his own hand to great effect.
© From the collection of the RIC
The Bush Inn, Crosstown, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958
General view of the 13th century thatched building, with a notice stating 'Closed on Sundays'. A fire in 1968 destroyed the thatched roof. Although the thatch was not replaced after the fire, the interior has retained it's low beams, open fires and exposed stone work. Photographer: Charles Woolf.
© RIC, photographer Charles Woolf