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Caption for Launceston, St Thomas' Church C1955: St Thomas's was once a chapel of ease to St Stephen's church, down in the valley next to the River Kensey and close to Launceston priory, of which some ruins remain. The building behind to the right has since gone. A photograph of the Norman font, said to be Cornwall's largest, can be seen in the later section on Fonts and Fittings.

An extract from Churches of East Cornwall Photographic Memories.

Memories of Launceston, St Thomas's Church c1955

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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