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ISBN: 9781841140193
AUTHOR: Sharron Schwartz & Roger Parker
Tin Mines and Miners of Lanner (pdf e-book)
Tin Mines and Miners of Lanner (pdf e-book)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century Lanner comprised a few scattered cottages, the homes of farmers and tinners. The development of steam technology at local mines, including Tresavean, allowed deep lode mining to take off, and people poured into the area. Gwennap was then the world's greatest copper-mining area and Lanner lay at the heart of one of the most advanced industrial regions in the country.

By 1836 Tresavean Mine was employing around 1300 men, women and children. Around this mighty mine a thriving community developed, with its chapels, church, schools, businesses and subsidiary industries of quarrying and brick and china manufacture. In 1844 Lanner became a parish in its own right.

This book provides a comprehensive study of the history of Lanner from the height of its mining powers through the crash in the 1860s. One by one the local mines closed and many families were forced to migrate overseas.

For the first time the authors have revealed the scale of the personal tragedies which overtook Lanner families in the face of the region's economic decline, and from which Lanner has never recovered. Yet it is also a story of a people proud of its past, a Cornish community in which, even today, the historic bonds of mining and Methodism run as a vital current through their veins.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 019 3, digital download, 210x297mm, 292pages. Pdf e-book March 2012.

The Mining Heritage of Cornwall & West DevonThe Mining Heritage of Cornwall & West Devon - £14.99
This book by Peter Hancock is intended to provide an entertaining and informative guide to over 60 of the principal sites that make up the mining region now accorded World Heritage status.
The Book of VeryanThe Book of Veryan - £19.99
Subscriptions are closed. The opportunity to have a name printed in the book has now passed and the book is available for purchase in the normal way. Published August 2006.
The Book of LooeThe Book of Looe - £19.99
The Book of St Austell (pdf e-book)The Book of St Austell (pdf e-book) - £24.99
From a small market town, St Austell has developed into an urban centre, experiencing much growth and change. This lavish book looks back to the sleepy parish of olden days with its ‘opes’ and lanes, and a Fore Street packed with family businesses, through to the modern Eden Project, which has brought the town international attention.
The Book of Mawnan (pdf e-book)The Book of Mawnan (pdf e-book) - £24.99
The Cornish parish of Mawnan as we know it today was built on the foundations of the two manors, Penwarne and Trerose, and is situated a few miles south-west of Falmouth. Its past and people are recalled in this book by the community for the community covering the history of the parish from early days, but concentraing largely upon the twentieth century.
The Book of Constantine (pdf e-book)The Book of Constantine (pdf e-book) - £24.99
Constantine - The Parish Yesterday and Today is a reflection of times past and a continuing sense of belonging that exists in the community.
The Book of HelstonThe Book of Helston - £24.99
First published in 2003 and quickly sold out, this new edition of The Book of Helston, published to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee, brings the story of the community fully up to date.
The Book of St Ervan (pdf e-book)The Book of St Ervan (pdf e-book) - £24.99
Moira Tangye has been having a love affair with St Ervan for 30 years and the esteem in which she is held is mirrored in the fact that she has obtained over 250 photographs in this fascinating history of the parish. The older images, in particular, are hugely evocative, recalling a mood and way of life that have gone – and will never come back.
The Book of Truro (pdf e-book)The Book of Truro (pdf e-book) - £24.99
Today Truro is a graceful cathedral city with some beautiful buildings, as well as lovely Georgian architecture. The history of both the City and its people are illustrated here throgh hundreds of photographs, many not previously published.
A Boot Up Mining Walks in Cornwall & W DevonA Boot Up Mining Walks in Cornwall & W Devon - £4.99
In journeys through the Westcountry we are often confronted by tantalising glimpses of the industrial past in the form of evocative engine houses, chimney stacks, canals and harbours. Peter Hancock aims to help the inquisitive walker delve deeper into this rich legacy by providing ten diverse walks throughout Cornwall and West Devon.
The Book of St Day (pdf e-book)The Book of St Day (pdf e-book) - £24.99
The Book of St Day by Joseph Mills and Paul Annear charts the complex story of the remarkable community from its humble beginnings, through its heady days at the centre of the world's copper-mining industry in the 1800s, to its endurance in the face of a collapsing industry and its final emergence as a close knit community determined to thrive, in times of both hardship and poverty, happiness and plenty.
The Book of StickerThe Book of Sticker - £24.99

The Book of Sticker is intended to give its readers an insight into the past and more recent history of this ancient Cornish community. As the book leans heavily on visual content it naturally covers the period since the invention of photography in the mid 1800s and contains a host of wonderful photographs together with fascinating aspects of everyday life in and around the village.

Published November 2011.

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The Book of Breage & Germoe (pdf e-book)The Book of Breage & Germoe (pdf e-book) - £24.99
As the history of each century unfolds, so too does the rich tapestry that is the story of this remarkable Cornish mining town, captured here in this handsome 160 page volume.
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The Book of Gerrans & PortscathoThe Book of Gerrans & Portscatho - £19.99
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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