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Spring 2017, #69

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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
A Bundle of Old Documents 3
Marilyn Thompson
Gleanings from the Assize Rolls for Cornwall 4
Oliver Padel
Uncle Frank’s Archive: Marhamchurch Parish Chest 7
Jan Scrine & Ian Thompson
The Cornish China Clay Industry 8
Ivor Bowditch
Cornish Records held in Devon 12
Jan Wood
Dusty Attics, Damp Cellars and a Chesty Cough 15
Tony Wood
Update on Kresen Kernow 16
Deborah Tritton
Highway Wardens and Road Repair 18
Christine Edwards
Isabel Pickering 19
Carole Vivian
The Ones That Got Away 20
Hazel Harradence
More than Deeds and Wills – Surprises from a Solicitor’s Office 21
Lesley Trotter
Tales from the CRO 24
David Thomas
The Delights of the Record Office or Opening the Goody Bag 26
Carole Vivian
A Cornish Schoolboy’s Exercise Book 28
Jeremy Rowett Johns
Visit to St Day and Gwennap Pit 33
Lesley Trotter & Hilary Ballard
The Chairman’s Day, Pelynt 36
Claudia Chilver
Visit to Camborne 38
Sheila Morrell-Davies.

Autumn Conference October 2016 40
Joan Webb
Visit to St Mawes and St Just in Roseland 42
Claudia Chilver
The Wreck Of The Hera 44
Christine Edwards
Rev Frederick William Densham (1870-1953) 47
Duncan Paul Matthews
The Memorial to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 48
Claudia Chilver
John Knill (1734-1811) and his Steeple 53
Marion Smith
Bells and Bellringing 56
Duncan Paul Matthews
The Bells of St Stephen in Brannel 59
Hilary Ballard
Crying The Neck 60
Duncan Paul Matthews
Luxulyan’s Chancel Window 61
Hazel Harradence
Resources held by Old Cornwall Societies 63
Priscilla Oates
Cornish Clotted Cream 63
Duncan Paul Matthews
Estermary Todd 64
Jennifer Anderson
Peggy Price and the Shallowpool Dolls 65
Sheila Morrell-Davies
Book Reviews 68
Claudia Cilver, Tony Wood
George Vaughan-Ellis 71
Tony Wood
A History of Zennor 72
Jean Nankervis
Bowling in St Blazey in 1732 75
Nat Alcock & Carole Vivian
Joseph Mallard William Turner 79
Duncan Paul Matthews




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