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ISBN: 9780857041791
AUTHOR: Barbara Fraser
The New Book of Lostwithiel
The New Book of Lostwithiel
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First published in 2003 and quickly sold out, this new edition of The New Book of Lostwithiel, published to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee, brings the story of the community fully up to date. A new section highlights what has happened since the book was first issued, including the devastating floods of November 2010. More positively, the Brunel Quays restoration and development of the railway buildings project is nearing completion, with the old carriage works and maintenance building now providing both residential and light industrial accommodation whilst a busy dental surgery occupies part of the ground floor level. Finally, new images capture how the Jubilee was celebrated. This unique publication is a vital record of the history and inhabitants of the ancient parish of Lostwithiel, presented in a single volume for all to treasure.

Lostwithiel lies at the upper tidal reaches of the River Fowey, hidden away by richly wooded hills. A small town, proud of its heritage, independent spirit and genuine friendliness, it is loved and cherished by all who live here.

In The New Book of Lostwithiel the town’s story is told from its beginnings as a vital port developed by the Normans and as the centre of the tin industry and the administrative capital of medieval Cornwall. During the Civil War, the town was occupied, besieged and badly damaged but, thanks to political patronage in the eighteenth century, Lostwithiel recovered, to be kept going in turn by improved roads, farming, iron mining, the railway, and the ‘milk factory’. Lostwithiel is now developing a reputation as the ‘antiques centre’ of Cornwall.

Today Lostwithiel, with its many traditions, institutions, clubs and societies and its strong sense of community, has a character that is all its own.

The late Barbara Fraser came to Lostwithiel with her husband Ian in the 1980s. She wrote her first volume, The Book of Lostwithiel in 1993. Barbara was a trustee of the Lostwithiel Museum Association and edited a local history journal, Lostwithiel Past and Present from the mid-1990s until 2009. Barbara led a team conducting heritage walks within the town and was constantly learning about this historical settlement. Thanks to the co-operation of the people of Lostwithiel and their memories, it was possible for Barbara to bring many of her discoveries to light in the New Book of Lostwithiel, now revised and updated to include subsequent development.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 179 1, hardback, 210x297mm, 160 pages. New Edition October 2012.

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Published November 2011.

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While only 5 minutes walk apart these two villages each possess a very individual charm and the character of each is evident from the photographs and stories told in this book by Chris Pollard.
 
 
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