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Background imageTrending: The four wooden Marconi wireless towers at Poldhu, Mullion, Cornwall. Before 1912

The four wooden Marconi wireless towers at Poldhu, Mullion, Cornwall. Before 1912
A view of the four wooden 200ft Marconi towers at Poldhu, built by early 1902, showing the guide wires and signal station buildings. View from across the beach at Poldhu

Background imageTrending: Stanbury House, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958

Stanbury House, Morwenstow, Cornwall. 1958
Stanbury is a Grade II listed farmhouse, formerly a manor house, built in the late 16th century for John Manning. Alterations to the building were carried out in the 17th, 18th and 20th centuries

Background imageTrending: Liroconite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England

Liroconite, Wheal Gorland, St Day, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
A large, rare, liroconite crystal on strashimirite found in 1808. At 2.5cm, the specimen is the largest known crystal from any locality worldwide

Background imageTrending: Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Tincroft Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Miners and bal maidens posed in front of surface buildings. Part of the A.K. Hamilton Jenkin collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: The Quay, Penryn, Cornwall. 1904

The Quay, Penryn, Cornwall. 1904
Penryn Quay with the ketch Hobah alongside the granite works quay in the middle distance. This vessel was built at Mylor and owned in Penryn. An unidentified schooner unloads in the foreground

Background imageTrending: Shepherd with sheep, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Shepherd with sheep, Cornwall. Late 1800s
A shepherd followed by flock of sheep in a leafy Cornish lane. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1920s

The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1920s
Four surfers with boards on the beach. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
The Man Engine at 234 fathoms level below adit, in 1893. The man engine went down to the 314 fathom level. Miners can be seen standing on the steps of the engine rod while others stand on solars or

Background imageTrending: Trelowarren Street, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1870

Trelowarren Street, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1870

Background imageTrending: Family group, Little Treveal, Cubert, Cornwall. Around 1890s

Family group, Little Treveal, Cubert, Cornwall. Around 1890s
The family group are posed seated and standing with their dogs outside an unidentified thatched cottage. The group are thought to be the Chenoweth family

Background imageTrending: West Street, Penryn, Cornwall. Around 1904

West Street, Penryn, Cornwall. Around 1904
A view from West Street, Penryn, of the Three Tuns Inn on the right, with the Cornish Arms behind. Amelia Demcey was the landlady of the Three Tuns in 1904. Photographer probably Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: West of harbour, Polperro, Cornwall. 3rd June 1904

West of harbour, Polperro, Cornwall. 3rd June 1904
Jane Marks, who married Charles Jolliffe, knitting on the cliff path to the west of the harbour. The man may be Wilf Marks, a name marked on one of the original prints. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageTrending: Blue Hills Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. 1893

Blue Hills Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. 1893
Group (or Pare) of 9 miners underground. A pare is a group of family members or friends recruited to work in the mines. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageTrending: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1895

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1895
General surface view with telepherage line carrying hoppers. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageTrending: Two young miners at croust time at an unidentified mine in Cornwall. Late 1800s

Two young miners at croust time at an unidentified mine in Cornwall. Late 1800s
This photograph shows two young miners having a break ( croust is a traditional Cornish word for a break for food). One man has a sledge hammer the other a mining type pick

Background imageTrending: Church Lychgate, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Around 1920

Church Lychgate, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Around 1920
A view from the road by the lychgate of St Mawgan in Pydar Parish Church, looking west. There are two men sitting on the wall opposite

Background imageTrending: Wheal Vivian, Constantine, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Wheal Vivian, Constantine, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Photograph of the disused minestack at Wheal Vivian. Mining ended there in 1864. It was due to the development of this mine that the Churchtown grew substantially from a mere hamlet in 1820

Background imageTrending: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1893

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. Probably 1893
Croust time (a Cornish term for a mid-morning refreshment break). The men are eating pasties and taking refreshment from two barrels. The photographers wife is seated fourth from the left

Background imageTrending: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1892

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1892
Croust time ; croust is a Cornish term for lunch. The image includes the photographers son, front row, second from left, with nine miners. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageTrending: East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893. Group of Cornish miners at rest at the 310 level

East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893. Group of Cornish miners at rest at the 310 level
Cornish miners at Croust time, at the 310 level. Miners enjoying their croust, having performed the first part of the days labour

Background imageTrending: Interior of the Old Grammar School, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1925

Interior of the Old Grammar School, Truro, Cornwall. Around 1925
Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, in around 1925

Background imageTrending: Mayor Making, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 1988

Mayor Making, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 1988
The newly installed Mayor of Lostwithiel, Dennis Hutchings. Councillor Hutchings served in 1988 and 1989, and was Mayor when HM The Queen visited the town in 1989. Photographer: Jonathan Barker

Background imageTrending: Lostwithiel History, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 1989

Lostwithiel History, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. May 1989
Local historian, Donald Dunkley, explains details of the Lostwithiel town plate in the Mayors Parlour. Listening intently are members of the Cornwall Historical Families Association

Background imageTrending: Bridge at Grampound, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Bridge at Grampound, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The bridge and walk at Grampound, viewed through trees from Mill Lane. A man and dog can be seen on the left with cattle on the right, underneath the trees. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: The Falcon Inn and view up hill with a postman walking towards the camera

The Falcon Inn and view up hill with a postman walking towards the camera. St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Around 1925
Mawgan is identified with the Arundell family, known as the great Arundells on account of their vast riches. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots

Background imageTrending: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. Around 1900
Miners croust (lunch) time. Group of miners eating pasties and smoking pipes, miners dial in the foreground. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

Background imageTrending: Lanlivery Vintage Rally, Lanlivery, Cornwall. September 1991

Lanlivery Vintage Rally, Lanlivery, Cornwall. September 1991
John Jago and his son from Roche, together with their shire horses, gave rides to adults and youngsters at the Lanlivery Vintage Rally site

Background imageTrending: Artist at Arch Rock, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Artist at Arch Rock, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Artist John Clarke Isaac Uren painting by Arch Rock with Chapel Rock (including Lion Rock) to the right. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: Falcon Inn, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Around 1920

Falcon Inn, St Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall. Around 1920
The rear of the Falcon Inn as seen from the garden in winter or early spring. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageTrending: New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s

New Cooks Kitchen, Illogan, Cornwall. Late 1800s
A group of miners sinking a winze or connection between two levels at the 394 fathom level. Photographer: John Charles Burrow (1852 - 1914)

Background imageTrending: Godolphin House, Breage, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s

Godolphin House, Breage, Cornwall. Probably early 1900s
The main facade of Godolphin House with sundial on the lawn. A colonnade of massive granite pillars leads into the quadrangle through an old Jacobean doorway with carved oak doors

Background imageTrending: Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably 1930s

Ponsmere Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Probably 1930s
A view of Ponsmere Road from the promenade. Moon and Sons Pianos can be seen in the wooden hut on the far right. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

Background imageTrending: Chysauster, Gulval, Cornwall. 1959

Chysauster, Gulval, Cornwall. 1959
Aerial view of the remains of the Iron Age village at Chysauster, near Gulval, which consists of several courtyard houses and a fogou. The Romano-British settlement is cared for by English Heritage

Background imageTrending: View of harbour, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s

View of harbour, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s
View over roofs towards Chapel Rock, also known as Peak Rock, from Osprey Cottage on the eastern cliff. Boats are moored in the harbour

Background imageTrending: Four fishermen, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s

Four fishermen, Polperro, Cornwall. Probably 1860s-1870s
The four fishermen are, from left to right: James Curtis (grandfather of Emma Oliver), Jack Langmaid, William Rowe and William Oliver

Background imageTrending: The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond

The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond, Carbis Bay, Lelant
A view of the Bessie wrecked at Carbis Bay, broadside to the surf, with the machinery of the Vulture beyond. SS Bessie (ON 49984) was an iron three masted brigantine rigged steamer of 287 tons gross

Background imageTrending: Jonathan Couch, Cornwall. Before 1870

Jonathan Couch, Cornwall. Before 1870
Full length portrait photograph of Dr Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) standing with one hand hooked into his waistcoat and holding a top hat in the other

Background imageTrending: Edward Heath Rodd, England. Around 1879

Edward Heath Rodd, England. Around 1879
Upper body studio portrait photograph of Edward Hearle Rodd (1810-1880), seated and reading a book. Rodd was born in St Just in Roseland, and, after qualifying as a solicitor, settled in Penzance

Background imageTrending: Monday, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)

Monday, Bryan Pearce (1929-2007)
Oil on board, 1959. Bryan Pearce was born in St Ives in 1929 and suffered from the then unknown condition Phenylketonuria, which affects the normal development of the brain

Background imageTrending: Workmen uncovering a group of cists at the excavation site of the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay

Workmen uncovering a group of cists at the excavation site of the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall
A view of men excavating cists (stone lined graves) in 1900 with a horse and cart in the background. A policeman watches from the right hand side

Background imageTrending: 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
A view of a stone mortar formerly at the museum at Harlyn Bay. The Iron Age cemetery in Harlyn Bay was excavated between 1900 and 1906

Background imageTrending: Old house thought to be in, or near, East Looe, Cornwall. Around 1880s

Old house thought to be in, or near, East Looe, Cornwall. Around 1880s
Unidentified house with a woman looking over the garden wall, and a barn in the background. Photographer: Surgeon Captain John Campbell

Background imageTrending: Slate Knife and bronze rings from the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1900

Slate Knife and bronze rings from the Iron Age cemetery at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. 1900
A well shaped slate knife and bronze rings found in 1900 at the prehistoric Iron Age cemetery excavated between 1900 and 1906 at Harlyn Bay

Background imageTrending: Two women milking cows in a field, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Two women milking cows in a field, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
A stereoscopic view of two women milking cows in a field in the St Just in Penwith area. Three farm buildings are in the background. It is possible that the cows being milked are Welsh Blacks

Background imageTrending: Portrait of Hannah Rowett, Polperro, Cornwall. Around 1860

Portrait of Hannah Rowett, Polperro, Cornwall. Around 1860
Portrait of Hannah Rowett, born 1850, a cousin of Robert and Frank Rendle. Photographic print from the manuscript The History of Polperro by Thomas Q

Background imageTrending: Newquay Old Cornwall Society / Federation of Old Cornwall Societies dinner, Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay Old Cornwall Society / Federation of Old Cornwall Societies dinner, Newquay, Cornwall. 1978 or possibly 1977
Charles Woolf (1907-1984), photographer and President of Newquay Old Cornwall Society in 1977, is pictured (left) shaking hands with a gentleman wearing a chain of office

Background imageTrending: Copper Alloy Pre-decimal One Penny (1d) Coin, England

Copper Alloy Pre-decimal One Penny (1d) Coin, England
The obverse bears the youthful portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (reigned 1952-) wearing a laurel wreath in her hair. The inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F : D: + encircles the portrait

Background imageTrending: Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England

Common Raven (Corvus corax) Skull, Probably Cornwall, England
The Common Raven is the largest member of the Crow Family and is one of the most widely distributed birds worldwide. It is all black in colour with a long, wedge shaped tail



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