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Images Dated 2018 November

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The Ringers of Launcells Tower, Frederick Smallfield (1829-1915) Featured November Print

The Ringers of Launcells Tower, Frederick Smallfield (1829-1915)

Oil on canvas, English School, 1887. This painting was inspired by the poem The Ringers of Launcells Tower by Rev. R.S. Hawker of Morwenstow in his book Cornish Ballads and Other Poems'. In this poem, the bell ringers who rang at the accession of George III in 1760 were still alive to ring at his golden jubilee in 1810. The church of Launcells is midway between Stratton and Bude. The picture was painted 77 years after George III's golden jubilee and so is a total reconstruction. There is, therefore, no possibility that the figures are actual portraits of the 1810 ringers. Nevertheless, Smallfield had visited the church tower before he started the painting but made certain alterations to the layout for artistic reasons. He also studied the bell ringers at his local church in Willesden, north west London, to get the action and the angle of the ropes correct. A watercolour version of this painting was exhibited at the Watercolour Society in 1878. Frederick Smallfield studied at the Royal Academy and subsequently exhibited there several times. He lived for most of his life in London and at Lee-on-Solent in Hampshire


View of Goonvrea House, Perranarworthal, Cornwall. December 1924 Featured November Print

View of Goonvrea House, Perranarworthal, Cornwall. December 1924

A general close-up view of Goonvrea House with it's gardens behind and the coach house and stables to the right. In 1980, Rex Barratt writes in his book, Stately Homes in and Around Truro, "Goonvrea, probably built by the Fox family of Falmouth and later owned and occupied by Sir Frederick Martin Williams, M.P. for Truro (1865-1878), who was a director of the Perran Iron Foundry and the first Provincial Grand Master of Mark Masons of Cornwall. Later owners were J.P. Paull, and W.E. Harris, who was there in 1939. During the last war it was utilised by U.S. troops and is now a well-known hotel". The hotel was owned by Tony and Joyce Webb and is reported to have been devastated by fire in 1982. By the early 1990s new build houses were erected on the site. The stable block remained standing and has since been converted into houses. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

© From the collection of the RIC

Lanlivery Board School, Cornwall. 1979 Featured November Print

Lanlivery Board School, Cornwall. 1979

Built in 1877, this is a good example of a small rural Board School Built under the Elementary Education Act 1870 known as Forster's Education Act. Under the Act the Local Authorities were tasked with providing an elementary schooling for children residing in their areas between the ages of 5-13 years. The Board members were elected by the ratepayers under a voting system different from national elections, since female householders could vote and stand for office. The Education Boards had powers to finance and make by-laws to be tabled before Parliament. The Act established the foundations of English elementary education which was firmly enforced through reforms contained in a number of further Acts. The building has remained a school and now, in 2018, houses Lanlivery Primary Academy. Photographer: Charles Woolf

© RIC, photographer Charles Woolf