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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
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
Alf Ridpath 1923 ~ 2015 By Brian Jones
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An account of the career of a typical 'Tiffie'- brought up in London and joined the Navy just a few months before the outbreak of WW2. Training at Fisgard, Arctic Convoys, Sinking of the Scharnhorst,... More > then out to the Far East in time for the Japanese surrender. Peacetime service in the Caribbean, the Suez operation on HMS Daring and the lead up to the Cod War. 22 years regular service was followed by a further 20 years as a Civilian Instructor at HMS Fisgard. Then an active retirement in the Cornish village of Antony.< 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
Tregantle Fort By Brian Jones
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A selection of reports and extracts dealing with the background and history of Tregantle Fort, high on the cliffs above Whitsand Bay in SE Cornwall. As well as the history of the fort, subjects also... More > include reported paranormal activity and the formation of the Palestine Gendarmerie (later the Palestine Police) at the fort in 1921/22.< Less
Torpoint Time Scale 2018 By Brian Jones
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A time scale detailing the history and development of Torpoint, a small town situated on the west bank of the River Tamar in SE Cornwall.
Leonora Davies MBE JP By Brian Jones
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The story of Leonora Davies, much of it in her own words, beginning with her account of her childhood in a South Wales mining village. Became one of the first qualified women teachers in Wales... More > before marrying John Henry Davies, a noted geologist. Prominent in the Labour Party, and in 1926 was secretary of the local Coalfields Distress Fund. Travelled widely with her husband including visits to Soviet Russia in 1932 and to pre-war Nazi Germany. Assisted Jewish friends to escape from Nazi persecution and re-settle in USA. After the war continued with her work in public life including as Chairman of the Pontardawe Magistrates' Bench and Chairman of the Visiting Committee for Swansea Prison.< 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.

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