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ISBN: 9780857100283
AUTHOR: Robin Jones
Spirit of Padstow
Spirit of Padstow
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Those ‘in the know’ will for decades have been familiar with the unique charm of Padstow, a traditional Cornish slate-country fishing port that provides a dramatic contrast with bustling brash Newquay 12 miles down the coast.

However, it was the installation in 1990 of harbour gates which for the first time allowed round-the-clock deep water mooring for visiting yachts and other large pleasure craft that really began its transformation into today’s fashionable and upmarket resort.

While many changes have taken place over the two decades, Padstow remains remarkably unspoiled, and thanks to the great care taken by residents old and new, has been able to tastefully graft the old with the new.

Therefore it has designer boutiques, surf shops, art galleries and the restaurant empire of the town’s celebrity TV chef Rick Stein rubbing shoulders with a tradition that dates back to pagan times: Padstow’s famous ‘Obby ‘Oss’ festival on May 1, not so long ago a decidedly local affair but one which now attracts visitors from all over the globe.

Robin Jones has been visiting the town for a third of a century, and yet still manages to discover something new and magical each time, as he reveals in this selection of more than 60 images which sum up the true spirit of Padstow.

A graduate of the University of Central England, Robin Jones, founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, was a news editor and chief investigative reporter at the Birmingham Evening Mail, and over the years has produced several books and special publications, along with historical features for numerous other newspapers and periodicals.

South Cornwall Coast from the AirSouth Cornwall Coast from the Air - £14.99
Cornwall is practically all coastline. No part of this famed county is more than 15 miles from the sea. Yet her southern coast could hardly be more different from that of the north, as is revealed in the spectacular photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book and its sister publication North Cornwall Coast from the Air.
North Cornwall Coast from the AirNorth Cornwall Coast from the Air - £14.99
Cornwall is practically all coastline. No part of this famed county is more than 15 miles from the sea. Yet her northern coast could hardly be more different from that of the south, as is revealed through the spectacular photographs of Jason Hawkes.
Cornwall - Sun, Sea & SkyCornwall - Sun, Sea & Sky - £14.99
It takes a special kind of photographer, with a special kind of eye, to capture the best of what Cornwall has to offer. Step forward Lee Searle, a local man who understands what people love most about Cornwall – and captures it perfectly on camera.
The Dawn of SteamThe Dawn of Steam - £4.99
Through more than 60 colour images, this conveniently pocket-sized book by Robin Jones looks not only at Britain’s rich heritage of locomotives that have survived from the dawn of steam, but the many replicas made in modern times to ‘fill in’ the historical gaps, and where to see them today.
CornoviaCornovia - £16.99
This new, revised and updated edition of Craig Weatherhill's classic Cornovia has been eagerly awaited by those many people who have an interest in Cornwall’s ancient past.
A Boot Up N Cornwall's Sites of Magic & MysteryA Boot Up N Cornwall's Sites of Magic & Mystery - £4.99
This book of 10 walks covers the far north of Cornwall, a remote district of deep wooded valleys, secret paths and ancient churches. Its history is full of strange characters, family rivalries, hauntings, smuggling and forgotten mysteries.
Cornwall Address BookCornwall Address Book - £12.99
This high quality address book is designed to last and is alphabetically tabbed for ease of use. Whether bought for personal use, or as a thoughtful gift, the Cornwall Address Book, with its superb pictorial reminders of Cornwall, will provide years of pleasure.
Sky High Land's EndSky High Land's End - £4.99
Today, the mining villages and fishing ports of Land's End and the Penwith Coast have mostly given way to tourism. But the landscape endures as the superb aerial photographs by Jason Hawkes in this book portray.
Sky High South Cornwall CoastSky High South Cornwall Coast - £4.99
The delight of this book by Jason Hawkes is that is offers the reader a chance to see just how varied is the southern coast of Cornwall. From the soaring cliffs around the Lizard, we travel east looking down on sandy coves and hidden tidal creeks and into the heart of the many coastal towns and villages along the way.
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