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Mylor Churchtown maps

Historic maps of Mylor Churchtown and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Mylor Churchtown maps

Mylor Churchtown photos

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Mylor Churchtown area books

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Memories of Mylor Churchtown

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Damn Good Lodgings

go to blacksmiths cottage for fine fayre


Fish Strand Quay c1960, Falmouth
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Yes, I 'grew up' on Fish Strand and still use it to this day. My father kept various boats off the quay and we always had a dinghy moored there, and we still do, my father is now in his 90s and I have 2 grandaughters. I remember people like Willie Henderson and Alec Henderson, and Arthur Randall. Chards Ice House stood on one side before they built the car park, it was always a good place to scrounge a fish head to go crabing off the end of the Quay having first purchased your hooks and codline from Boxalls, it was 1/2p a yard Many happy hours were spent learning to swim off the steps and diving for coins thrown by the 'visitors'. Anyone reading this who remembers me please get in touch.

Falmouth Fishstrand Quay C1960s

Fish Strand Quay c1960, Falmouth
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Ah yes, I remember going with my mother to Fishstrand Quay ice house to buy mackeral and crab. It was like a huge walk-in freezer with lots of large fridge doors and had massive latches on them with lots of ice blocks here and there, and you could always hear the fridge generators kicking in and when they stopped, only then could you talk to the fish man. I think there may have been two fish men, brothers working there, one only had one arm I think. I also remember seeing Steve Turvey learning to swim from the stern of a dingy after school and early evenings. On Saturday mornings after going to pictures at the Grand or Odeon, my cousin and I would play on the foreshore of Fishstrand, climbing on scafolding at the back of the shops. There always seemed to be sinking boats moored off the quay. I remember when I got home, my mother asked me where have I been, I said "pic's with Keith,... Read more


My wife and I had an holiday in Falmouth, a flat overlooking the docks area. We would travel all around the area, we thought it was a beautiful place. We visited the Brewis family. Peter Brewis was the site agent on a site I worked on in the Midlands. I often wonder how the family is now, well I hope.

Thomas Family

My grandfather and his family all lived in Busvannah.  Alfred Charles Thomas was born in 1887 (according the family bible which has been passed down to me as the last survivor carrying the name). He had a number of brothers and sisters: I seem to remember that Henry was gassed in the Great War, and only died in the 1930's.  As a child in South Africa, I had to write to his sisters Mabel and Nora. The last letter I received from great aunt Nora was in 1965.  My grandfather emigated to South Africa in 1912, where my father and I were born.  My grandfather opened a butcher shop in Hillbrow Johannesburg, in which he was considerably successful.  He always told me that the Thomas familyy were either farmers or butchers, going back as far as he was ever told. I have no photos of early years, just one of my grandfather after he retired back to Busvannah in the 1950's.
My last connection with my family was in 1978... Read more

The 551 Bus From St Just to St Mawes

St Just Lane c1955, St Just In Roseland
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What an extraordinary picture this is! The photographer must be standing on the bus stop bench EXACTLY where I was sitting for half an hour or so last Saturday while waiting for the route 551 Western Greyhound bus! The only difference I notice is the corner cottage with the apparently lighter roof. This corner cottage has now got immaculate whitewashed walls. I was waiting so long for my bus to St Mawes that the image of this street corner in St Just in Roseland is permanently imprinted in my memory!

My Father's Birthday Present

The Quayside 1904, St Mawes
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My father was born in St Mawes in 1910. On his fourth birthday (so family legend has it) he was given a pair of Dutch wooden clogs. Being a canny child of seafarers, he knew that hollow wooden vessels floated. So when the tide was in, he set off from the steps in the bottom left corner of this picture, planning to walk/float across the water to the steps below the Ship and Castle hotel, seen opposite. The voyage was not, apparently, a complete success.

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