Rilla Mill, Cornwall
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

My Young Life At Rilla Mill

I was born at Rilla Mill on the 1st of September 1934 in what was, in those days, the Police Station. This house was opposite the Manor Inn. My father was the local policeman, and he was called Ewart Pearce. His family were from St Blazey Gate. I lived in the Police Station with my sister Margaret Elizabeth, ...Read full memory

A memory of Rilla Mill by John Pearce

Living At Addicroft Mill

I was born at Addicroft mill. The picture on the cover of the book "A Millstone Around My Neck"my mum says is exactly what it was like when we lived there. She has many memories of life there as does my sister....Olver was our name. They were very hard but happy days. Mum and Dad had the electricity put in...

A memory of Rilla Mill

The Glass Mountain

I remember going to Rilla Mill to see 'The Glass Mountain', I think it was Joan Fontayne. My grandmother lived in Bathpool, at Cockerels Rest with my grandfather and Charles Rice, plus dog. Charles and the dog used to walk to Rilla Mill every day to get the paper. My grandmother used to do tailoring and my grandfather ...Read full memory

A memory of Rilla Mill by Dawn Cocking