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Caption for Camelford, Town Hall 1895: This attractive town of grey slate houses sits at the edge of Bodmin Moor on the banks of the Camel. A camel weathercock wittily crowns the fine Town Hall, built in 1806. Camelford is an ancient borough, and somewhat sleepy and forgotten. Behind the houses are long narrow gardens, remnants of strip cultivation.

Memories of Camelford

I have been researching my family tree and it seems that my great-great-grandfather was born in St Breward, Camelford.  His name was William J Burnard. His mother was called Ann and his father's name was James. He also had a brother called Thomas. My hope is that someone will be able to tell me more and whether there are (...Read full memory)

In January 1917, my grandfather, Percy Smith, a young soldier from Australia, was on leave from the Front in France. He visited a family in Camelford, and this is the letter he wrote home to his sister. I would love to know more about the family and the area he visited. ******* Helston Manor Camelford Cornwell Jan (...Read full memory)

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