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ISBN: 9780857101136
AUTHOR: Terry Townsend
East Cornwall Smugglers' Pubs
East Cornwall Smugglers' Pubs
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During the eighteenth century a crime wave swept over Cornwall. The devastating consequences eventually threatened to bankrupt the whole country.

The government called it smuggling: the Cornish people called it ‘free trading’. At its heart was the village pub which became the nerve centre of clandestine operations.

The smugglers’ pub served as a meeting place, secret storage facility, distribution depot and valued customer. It was here plots were hatched, arrangements for transportation agreed and ‘smuggling runs’ commissioned.

Constructed in part using timbers from ships wrecked on the storm-lashed coast many of these notable buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and secret hiding places still survive.

The fascinating story of smuggling in East Cornwall is revealed here in this fascinating and superbly illustrated guide, through visits to eighteen authentic inns and taverns frequented by the old time free traders.

Terry Townsend, who lives in the West Country with his wife Carol and their cat Smudge, has written a companion volume to this Cornish contraband collection where he presents hostelries from St Ives to Falmouth. Terry’s other ‘Smugglers’ Pubs’ books encompass the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Dorset and Kent. He is currently taking great pleasure in researching Suffolk.

Imprint: PiXZ. ISBN 978 0 85710 113 6, hardback, 210x148mm, 128 pages. Published June 2017.

 
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West Cornwall Smugglers' PubsWest Cornwall Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This superbly-illustrated guide from Terry Townsend features authentic pubs from St Ives to Falmouth patronised over two centuries ago by Cornish ‘free traders’. In these wonderful old buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and secret hiding places one can sense the desperate days of smuggling’s golden era.
Legendary Dartmoor Pubs & InnsLegendary Dartmoor Pubs & Inns - £9.99
In this book Simon Butler follow in the footsteps of the Sherlock Holmes as he tracks the deadly hound around the moor, taking in the real places visited by the author and playing the role of sleuth in identifying the locations that provided his inspiration. To add enjoyment to the ‘chase’ the book traces the origins of The Hound story to Dartmoor’s own legendary places, and links each to the moor’s historic public houses and inns.
Isle of Wight Smugglers PubsIsle of Wight Smugglers Pubs - £9.99
This copiously illustrated guide by Terry Townsend features a significant number of authentic pubs patronised over two centuries ago by Isle of Wight smugglers. These wonderful old buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and secret hiding places are where, with a little imagination, one can sense the desperate days of smuggling’s golden era.
Hampshire Smugglers' PubsHampshire Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
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Dorset Smugglers' PubsDorset Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
Drawing on jail records, Customs’ reports, contemporary newspaper articles and eye witness accounts, the story of smuggling in Dorset is revealed by Terry Townsend through the history of the pubs that served as meeting places, recruitment centres, secret storage facilities, distribution depots and valued customers.
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The Isle of Wight has around one pub for every square mile so satisfying your thirst is never going to be a problem. Phil Christian helps here by describing in detail, 10 circular walks that combine a number of pubs in areas with local interest that are off the beaten track.
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Kent Smugglers' PubsKent Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This guide by Terry Townsend will lead you to a significant number of authentic smugglers’ pubs distributed throughout Kent. These wonderful old buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flag stone floors, inglenook fire-places and secret hiding places are where you can get a real feel for the desperate days of the free traders.
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