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Caption for Launceston, Square And War Memorial C1922: Of the businesses that surrounded the square in 1922, only four remain in their original positions: Barclay's Bank, originally built for the East Cornwall Bank in 1885 with the town clock on its corner, placed there in 1922 and still running today; Lloyd's Bank (centre left), which took over the earlier Devon and Cornwall Bank, built in 1832; Hicks and Son (left), who still run their drapery business from the same premises; and the White Hart.

An extract from Launceston Town and City Memories.

Memories of Launceston

My family roots reach back to launcestone in the 1790, 1848, 1880. My ancestors even further back all christened in that church. In 1892, my grandfather came north to work in the mines of Yorkshire at the age of twelve (the good old days).

My family tree starts with Thomas and Mary Anne Newton who immigrated from England in 1830 aboard the ship 'John Craig'. Thomas occupation was a candlemaker. Their daughter Alice was my great great grandmother. Alice first married John Phillips and upon his death c1855 married a convict, (...Read full memory)

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