Helland Rectory, c1970

Helland Rectory, c1970

A rare aerial view of Helland Rectory and its outbuildings from around 1970. The outbuildings which were the stables and grain store have long since been converted into several separate dwellings, while modern houses...

DJB Earthmovers at Stannon, 1978

DJB Earthmovers at Stannon, 1978

The DJB Engineering Company was founded in 1973 by David John Brown, a British mechanical engineer. The company was renamed as Artix and the trucks as CAT in 1984 after Caterpillar bought the rights to the designs....

Wedding

Wedding

This month we have a scan of an original photo, courtesy of the estate of Dennis Champion. A family wedding at St Breward parish church. Unfortunately the history group are unable to recognise the faces. Judging by the...

School Panto, December 1988

School Panto, December 1988

This month we have a scan of an original photo by Clemens of Bodmin, obtained by Pamela Bousfield in the 1980s whilst researching the history of St Breward School. Looking at the glittering costumes, it didn’t take...

The Pepsi Grizzly Bear

The Pepsi Grizzly Bear

This famous sculpture by David Wynne OBE (1926 – 2014) was placed in the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at the Pepsi Cola world HQ in Purchase, New York. Born in the New Forest village of Lyndhurst, Wynne (on the...

Miss Ivy Nottle, 1927

Miss Ivy Nottle, 1927

Ivy was born to George and Mary in 1910 at Chapel Farm, St Breward. At the age of 26, she married Cyril J Rowe and in 1937 gave birth to a daughter, Eileen. Eileen, who was the St Breward school cook for many years,...

Wenford Bridge Goods Depot, 1958

Wenford Bridge Goods Depot, 1958

A very rare view of the now defunct goods depot at Wenford, dated Tuesday 9 September 1958. It’s obvious (from its badge) that the lorry in the foreground is a British Rail owned Scammell goods vehicle, but we have...

The May Family, circa 1910

The May Family, circa 1910

Joseph May married Anne Lanndry Warne at St Kew parish church on 23 December 1879. Joseph and Anne had six children - Harry, Evelyn, Winifred, Robert Francis [Frank], Joseph Charles [Charles] and Mabel. The family...

St Breward Guides, circa 1970

St Breward Guides, circa 1970

Courtesy of Sheila Nottle, this picture was scanned for the archive some time ago, but has yet to have all the subjects identified.  Noted in pencil on the reverse are the names Jacqueline and Sheila. In the background...

Mrs & Miss Pengelly

Mrs & Miss Pengelly

This photograph recently came to light courtesy of Alison Masters, from her mother's estate. We know that the photograph was taken by Alison's father, Alec, in about 1927 but have no other information. If we can...

Rowe, St Breward, circa 1911

Rowe, St Breward, circa 1911

With all the interest that the new housing development at Row has created, we thought it would be interesting to look back a century to remind readers of how it used to be. From the left are Myrtle, Harley and Laburnum...

Churchill Monument, circa 1972

Churchill Monument, circa 1972

Scan of an original photograph, courtesy of Brian (Barney) Nottle. L-R: Brian (Barney)Nottle, Ernie Hillson and Robert Armstrong loading a lorry at De Lank Quarry. The granite base, ( part 1 of 4), for the  statue of...

St Breward School Staff, 1980s

St Breward School Staff, 1980s

Many of you will remember the smiling faces of the ladies of St Breward school, sadly, many of whom are no longer with us. L-R (Back) Nina Sleep, Rose Hoskin, Eileen Collings (Cook), Liz Hillson (Cleaner) and Pauline...

Bronze Age Burial Urn at Stannon

Bronze Age Burial Urn at Stannon

In July 1977,  Arthur Welch, the captain of Stannon Clayworks, was examining aerial photographs of the area when he spotted the outline of a cairn. A team led by Group Capt. Peter Trudgian of Cornwall Archaeological...

De Lank Bell

De Lank Bell

This photograph of an unidentified young lady was donated to for an exhibition held at St Breward in the year 2000. Unfortunately no details were recorded at the time. She appears to be unveiling a bell at (we believe)...

Svend Bayer at Wenford Bridge Pottery, 1969

Svend Bayer at Wenford Bridge Pottery, 1969

Svend Bayer was born to Danish parents in Uganda in 1946. He attended six different schools in four countries, but it was while studying economics at Exeter University that he was given a book written by the 'father of...

Roy Kerslake, 1952

Roy Kerslake, 1952

Captain of St Breward AFC, Roy is pictured at Priory Park with the Runners-Up trophy of the Cornwall Junior Cup Roy lived at Homelands Cottage, Higher Lank, with his parents Wilfred and Lilly, brother Ralph and the...

Fred & George Nottle, 1927

Fred & George Nottle, 1927

Courtesy of Mrs Grace Masters, this photograph is part of a collection taken in 1927-28 by her husband Alec, while delivering milk in the village Brothers Fred & George (Dreamy) Nottle outside (we think) their home...

Retirement Presentation, 1973

Retirement Presentation, 1973

Oswald Martin, headmaster of St Breward Primary School, and his wife Mary are presented with a retirement bouquet by the school staff and governors. L-R: Hilda Wills (canteen), Unknown, Joyce McNally (caretaker), Jean...

Hantergantick Masons, 1936

Hantergantick Masons, 1936

Pictured, presumably, outside the quarry office are some of the Hantergantick Quarry workers. In the back row, set squares over shoulders, are Fred Winn, Harry Kendall, Bill Teague and Fernley Parsons. At the front, ...

Haymaking at De Lank, circa 1927

Haymaking at De Lank, circa 1927

Part of a collection of pictures taken in 1927-28 by local milkman Alec (Charles Alexander) Masters whose family owned De Lank Farm at the time. L-R: Guy Lean, Harold Collins, J. (Cann) Champion, Herbert Bluett, Gerald...

Opening Meet 1923

Opening Meet 1923

One of a series of six, this photo was spotted on ebay and very kindly purchased for the archive by one of our eagle-eyed members. Dated 3rd November 1923, it shows villagers and members of the North Cornwall Hunt...

A Boys’ Day Out

A Boys’ Day Out

Pictured outside a pub or cafe, probably in the '40s or '50s, we know from the back of the photo that two of those pictured here are Harry May and R. May, but can anyone put names to faces for the rest of the gang?...

Cyril Pearce & The Woodley Sisters

Cyril Pearce & The Woodley Sisters

Sitting on a wall at No.1 Rylands in the early 1930s are Cyril, who was always known by his middle name of John, with Alice and Dorothy Woodley. Cyril was born at St Breward in 1925 to Richard and Emily (nee Boundy). ...

Ready For Mischief?

Ready For Mischief?

Sitting on a grassy bank outside De Lank Farm are Ron Allen, Fred Parr and Ivor May. Ivor was the son of Winnie and Frank May who owned Hantergantick Quarry. Local milkman Alec Masters managed to keep the boys still...

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