Burraton, Cornwall (near Saltash)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Burraton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Nanny Cook

Carol Cook (my mum) and Garfield Hobbs watching Nanny Cook do the work.

A memory of Burraton by Helen Shepherd

Nanny Cook

The lady driving the cows was my great-grandma Nanny Cook and the little girl in the photo was my mum.

A memory of Burraton by Helen Shepherd

Memories.

My mother ran Burraton Post Office from 1950 to about 1990 and sold Frith postcards. The cows are being driven by Mrs Cook, a farmer's wife, whose farm was about 300 yards behind the photographer in Liskeard Road, Burraton. The farm was called 'The Elms'. The farmhouse is still there, but is now an old peoples' home called The Elms. The farmland has been built on.

A memory of Burraton by Claire Allen