Constantine - The Parish Yesterday and Today is a reflection of times past and a continuing sense of belonging that exists in the community.
Chapters include hamlets of the parish; Constantine's industries (farming, mining, quarrying); the parish in World War Two; the parish's historic farmhouses; its churches and chapels; education; the parish council; shops; entertainment and leisure; sports; transport; local folk of note; and the conversion of the local redundant chapel into the Tolmen Centre.
As the authors say in the introduction to the book:
We are well aware that Charles Hendersonís
Constantine in Cornwall is the work of a master
historian and bound to cast a shadow over the
efforts of any attempts to follow in his footsteps.
However, as amateurs and literary virgins we have
attempted to produce an updated and slightly
more light-hearted version which we hope will
have some appeal to the readers of today. We
must emphasise that this is very much a team
effort. Many people have been kind enough to
write articles on their specialist subjects and we are
anxious that their contributions should be
acknowledged. The appeal for photographs has
brought an overwhelming response. More than
60 people have been willing to lend us their treasured
mementoes and we feel proud to have been
honoured with their trust.
History is not an exact science; even
Henderson made a few errors, and we hope readers
will forgive any mistakes or omissions. This
book could not have been produced without the
support of the people of Constantine and we hope
that it will give pleasure to present-day readers and
a glimpse of Constantine to future generations.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 102 2, digital download, 210x297mm, 160 pages. Published 2001. Digital Download Jan 2013.