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Spring 2016, #68

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Published: Cornwall Association of Local Historians
Hon. Editor: Jeremy Rowett Johns
Editorial Address: The Crown House, Clifton-upon-Teme, Worcestershire WR6 6DH
Telephone: 01886 812304 Email:


CALH Spring Conference
Erosion at Porthcurnick Beach 3
Hilary Thompson
Deluge And Destruction: The Great North Cornwall Flood of 1847 4
Andrew G. Langdon
East Cornwall Churches: Does lightning strike twice? 11
Simon Crosbie
The Great Ash Wednesday Storm 14
Pam Lomax
Rain, Grain And Pain: social consequences of bad weather 1847 15
Jenny Dearlove
Measuring The Weather 15
Dawn Walker
Weather on the Farm 16
Jean Nankervis
The Lyonesse Project 17
Charlie Johns
The Great Blizzard of ‘91 17
Marion Smith
Cornwall, the Weather and the Maritime World 18
Alston Kennerley
Horses And Farms In WW1 19
Hazel Harradence
A Lightning Strike 22
Hilary Ballard
Abraham Dear 1842-1932 - Charlestown Mariner 23
Hilary Ballard
Captain Jonathan Couch of the Little Secret 27
Christine Dick
Trelawny Male Voice Choir At St. Olave's Toronto 29
Jim Dagg
The Life and Times of Robert Palk 30
Marilyn Thompson
The First Penzance Bank 37
Dawn Walker
Why Did John Trevanion Sue His Wife? 42
Terry Neill

Visit to Visit To Camborne: June 2015 40
Claudia Chilver
Visit To Poundstock And Bude: September 2015 42
Claudia Chilver
Memories Of St Breward 45
Val Hill
Autumn Conference: October 2015 46
Joan Webb
Billy Bray (1794-1868): His Three Cornered Cupboard/Pulpit 47
Duncan Paul Matthews
Visit To Pelynt: May 2015 48
Joan Webb & Claudia Chilver
Never Take Things For Granted 49
Carole Vivian
The First Penzance Bank 50
Dawn Walker
From Pelynt Vicarage To Far Corners Of Empire 55
Claudia Chilver
Success To The Colony: George Worgan 60
Christine Edwards
Death And Life In 19th Century Luxulyan 62
Roger Smith
The Hawkeys and the Heart of Darkness 70
Tony Wood
Sir John Coode: Outstanding World Marine Engineer 73
George Vaughan-Ellis
Witchcraft and the Weather 77
Judith Hewitt
Rev (Canon) John Henry Parsons MC (1890-1981) 77
Duncan Paul Matthews
Emily Hobhouse (Part 2) 78
Peter Wyman
The Victoria County History In Cornwall 83
Colin & Christine Edwards
Bible Christians 87
Duncan Paul Matthews



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