History

The Hammers of Towan

The Hammers of Towan

Author: Sue Appleby

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800469822

Category: History

Page: 200

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The Hammers of Towan: A Nineteenth-Century Cornish Family, centres around the life of Appleby’s great-grandfather Philip Henry Hammer, his three wives, and his children by his first wife, Jane Opie. The book tells the story of a now vanished world - the life and times of a 19th century Cornish farmer, the tenant of Towan Farm, near St. Austell.
History

The Cornish in the Caribbean

The Cornish in the Caribbean

Author: Sue Appleby

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789017137

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 956

The first book to look specifically at the movement of Cornish men and women to and from the Caribbean from the early days of colonialism. A fascinating subject for those with an interest in all things Cornish, be they in Cornwall, in the Caribbean, or in the wider Cornish diaspora. The Cornish in the Caribbean is the first study to tell the stories of some of the many Cornish men and women who went to the Caribbean. Some became wealthy plantation owners, while others came as indentured servants and labourers. Cornish men were active in the armed services, taking part in the numerous sea and land battles fought by the competing European powers throughout the region. Cornish officers and crew sailed on the ships of the Falmouth Packet Service which took the mail to and from the Caribbean. Methodism was strong in Cornwall and Methodist missionaries and their wives came to the Caribbean to evangelise both the enslaved and the newly free. The most striking transfer of Cornish skills to the Caribbean was to be found in mining. As Cornish mining declined, and the Great Emigration of miners and their families got underway, Cornish mining engineers, captains and miners went out to mines throughout the Caribbean. “Meticulously researched and highly readable” Bridget Brereton, Professor Emerita, University of the West Indies.
Travel

Origins of English Pub Names

Origins of English Pub Names

Author: Anthony Poulton-Smith

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781911476405

Category: Travel

Page: 214

View: 527

Have you ever wondered how England's pubs got their names? How did some of the more weird and wonderful ones come into being? What is the history behind such names as Blink Bonny, Bucket of Blood, Lamorna Wink and My Father's Moustache? England's pubs have always been at the heart of the community they serve and their names are instantly recognisable, even when taken out of context. Coming almost from a language of their own, these names all have an origin and a meaning, with such diverse beginnings as heraldic imagery, religion, advertising, location, wildlife, humour and persons of note. Origins of English Pub Names features some of the most obscure names, alongside one or two well-known favourites such as the Red Lion and the Dukes Head, and is a must-have for all those interested in learning a little of the history behind their local. This fascinating book will appeal to historians and etymologists everywhere and, indeed, anyone who has enjoyed a lazy afternoon in a pub and, perhaps, contemplated the origin of its name.

Zetland Directory and Guide, Second edition. With road map. Compiled ... by W. R. D.

Zetland Directory and Guide, Second edition. With road map. Compiled ... by W. R. D.

Author: W. R. Duncan

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017971829

Category:

Page:

View: 822

Geography

The National Geographic Magazine

The National Geographic Magazine

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076209397

Category: Geography

Page: 780

View: 472

A hand-book for travellers in Devon & Cornwall [by T.C. Paris].

A hand-book for travellers in Devon & Cornwall [by T.C. Paris].

Author: Thomas Clifton Paris

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590755120

Category:

Page: 510

View: 520

A Hand-Book for Travellers in Devon & Cornwall. With maps

A Hand-Book for Travellers in Devon & Cornwall. With maps

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017620296

Category:

Page: 243

View: 949

Cornwall (England : County)

A Hand-book for Travellers in Devon & Cornwall...

A Hand-book for Travellers in Devon & Cornwall...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037031403

Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 243

View: 237

The Cornhill Magazine

The Cornhill Magazine

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000093202814

Category:

Page:

View: 588

Fiction

Gunmen of the Desert Sands

Gunmen of the Desert Sands

Author: Ralph Cotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101078846

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 846

Even the Fastest Gun Alive can use a little backup now and then. When a teenage Mexican girl shouts out a warning in the midst of a gunfight, Fast Larry Shaw knows he owes her his life. Francisca believes the gunslinger is the angel she and her mother have prayed for to save them from the outlaws that have made their life a living hell. Shaw’s no angel, but he is well equipped to offer protection—and hope. And maybe it’s not too late to sway the scales in the favor of some basic human decency…if Shaw can handle the odds. With the town trapped in a crossfire between federales and banditos, Shaw’s going to need all the prayers—and ammo—he can lay his hands on.

Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall

Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall

Author: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102927589

Category:

Page: 950

View: 969

Vol. 6, includes the society's annual reports for 1844-46.

Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall...

Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BML:37001101692858

Category:

Page: 526

View: 685