St Breward History Group








Welcome to the history website for the parish of St Breward in Cornwall

 St Breward History Group was formed in 2010 with the aim of preserving the history of the parish of St Breward for future generations.  Meeting on a monthly basis in the Village Hall, the members are recording a range of areas reflecting life in St Breward and surrounding parishes. From the people who lived and worked here, their daily life, houses, meeting places and social activities, to the history of farming, industry and business, including mining, the granite quarries and china clay works.

We hope to capture audio, video and documentary reminiscences of family and working life and already possess a large amount of material which is being catalogued. In particular we have a collection of over 3,000 photographs which have been bought, loaned or donated.

Meetings are normally held at 7pm on the last Wednesday of the month. These are lively and interesting with speakers covering a broad range of historical topics. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, and we serve tea and cakes! New members are always welcome, but you can also attend our meetings as a guest.  If you have an interest in history or have some information which you think may be of interest to the group please do come along and join us. For all enquiries please see the contact page.


Our next meeting will be on
Wednesday 31st July, 2024

The History of Forensic Science

by Simon Dell MBE

6.30 for 7.00pm
St Breward Village Hall
(next to The Old Inn)

There will be Refreshments
and a Raffle

Members £2.
Non-members £3, always welcome.

What happened in St Breward 1983?

Read all about it in the year’s Parish Magazines

Names to faces?

Can you help us name some of the people in the hundreds of photographs we hold? Click the button and scroll through the many blog  entries where we ask for names and further information. Maybe your ancestors are there?

A few copies still available…

Memories of St Breward

A book published by St Breward History Group collecting together the memories of our older residents who were born and brought up here in the twenties and thirties. It’s packed with over seventy-five photographs taken from the History Group archive, showing life as it used to be in our lovely moorland home.

A limited number of copies are available at £9.99,  post free, or for collection at our meetings.

AA sign displayed on the cottage opposite the church (named as ‘The Old Dairy’)  Nearly 30,000 of these signs were erected between 1906 and approximately 1932. Only around 65 are left in situ today.

Contact us:

Exploring and preserving
the history of St Breward

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Website: David Eno