Old Maps of Charlestown

Historic Maps of Charlestown and the local area.

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We are busy preparing more old maps of Charlestown from other years.

Memories of Charlestown

Read and share your memories of Charlestown itself or of a particular photo of Charlestown.

I was born 1941 in Raneleigh Road Nursing Home in Mount Charles. I was brought up in Rope Walk Lane opposite the old Primary School. There was a cement works part way down the lane. My mother (aged 19) worked in the 'Food Office' in St Austell dealing with ration books and the allied administration. Her boss she called (...Read full memory)

I briefly attended Charlestown Infants' school in 1942 as it accepted children a years earlier than Mount Charles Infants (just a mile away) which I lived just a few yards from on Porthpean Road.  I was four years old at the time. During those war years the quaysides around the inner dock had corrugated (...Read full memory)