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Rame Head Coastguard: Wartime Log By Brian Jones
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A transcript of the wartime log kept by Coastguards at Rame Head, SE Cornwall. Much administrative detail and remarkably few incidents reported, but does include the beaching of the Liberty ship... More > James Eagan Layne and the loss of the SS Persier.< Less
An Undertaker's Account Book By Brian Jones
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A transcription of an undertaker's account book covering the years 1889 to 1938, in which are recorded details of the funerals they conducted in the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand on the Rame... More > Peninsula, SE Cornwall. The book gives an insight to everyday life in past days, and is particularly relevant to those with a family history in these villages.< Less
The Journal of William Ellis of Cawsand By Brian Jones
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William Ellis lived in the Cornish village of Cawsand in the early 19th Century. Between 1806 and 1815 he kept a journal in which he meticulously recorded each day's weather, followed by details of... More > the arrivals/departures of Men of War into Plymouth. He also recorded shipping he sighted going up or down the Channel, the arrival of prize vessels captured by the Royal Navy, prisoners of war, news of great battles, local wrecks, etc.< Less
Walter Ernest Keer By Brian Jones
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This is the story of a young Suffolk carpenter who emigrated to Australia in 1886. He worked at various settlements and cattle stations in the areas around Sydney and Melbourne for a few years, then... More > moved on to New Zealand. In 1898 he got married in the town of Marton, North Island, and made his living by farming and building houses and barns. In 1910, by now 45 years of age with a wife and four sons, he migrated again, this time to Canada where the Canadian Pacific Railroad offered opportunities to obtain cheap farm land as the railway progressed across the continent. He set up farming near the town of Cheadle in Alberta, his family grew and prospered and there are numerous descendants of Walter Keer still living in the area today. This book is a transcript of a series of letters which he wrote during the 1930s to his son and grandson telling them of his adventures and all that he knew about the Keer family back in England.< Less
A Voyage to South Africa on the Braemar Castle By Brian Jones, Brian Jones
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In 1913 a young coal miner from Brynamman, South Wales, sailed to South Africa on the 'Braemar Castle' to seek work in the gold mines. He kept this diary of the daily routine on board ship.