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The impact of the National Dock Labour Scheme on Cornwall
The perceived romance of Cornish smuggling is put into the context of its existence as part of the life of the fishing community in Cornwall during the late eighteenth century and into the nineteenth century.
Smuggling was a way of life in late eighteenth century Cornwall. Zephaniah Job, was an adaptable individual. Known as ‘The Smuggler’s Banker’, he indulged in both legal and illicit trade.
A regional study of seafaring women in Cornwall examining the data on women on board shipping and considering the reasons for their presence on board, whether temporary or permanent.
Time balls were used to indicate accurate time to ships in harbour. Falmouth’s first time ball was established on Pendennis Castle in 1897.
An insight into how merchants in the small Cornish port of Boscastle operated in the early nineteenth century.
A commemoration of those involved in the disaster of the wreck of the Queen Transport in Falmouth harbour in 1814.
A look at how his deep love of the sea and his love of Fowey influenced Sir Arthur Quiller-couch’s writing.