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

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


Lanlivery Board School, Cornwall. 1979 Featured November Image

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

Treryn Dinas, near Treen, St Levan, Cornwall. Around 1910 Featured November Image

Treryn Dinas, near Treen, St Levan, Cornwall. Around 1910

View from the landward side with a party of tourists visiting the Logan Rock, or rocking stone. A group can be seen at the base of the rock with others on top. Perched 30 metres above the sea, the naturally occurring piece of granite attracted tourists due to its ability to rock back and forth on the cliff top with the slightest touch. It was dislodged by a group of sailors in 1824 who were then forced to reposition it at their own expense. The headland of Treryn Dinas is also the site of an Iron Age promontory fort. Photographer: Unknown

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