The Penwith Local History Group has published a book entitled Growing Up in West Cornwall that members may be interested in. It would make an excellent Christmas present for any Cornish relatives/descendants around the world. The book contains case studies, a surname index and good illustrations of children.
The book documents childhood memories, mostly from the early years of the 20th century, set in the context of institutions that structured the children’s lives – the village schools and the workhouse. The book includes people on the threshold of adult life – starting work as an undertaker’s apprentice in a spooky situation, and a fisherboy preparing meals for the crew.
To place your order, please download the order form. If you have any queries, please address them to D. Walker, Secretary, Penwith Local History Group, Morrab Library, Morrab Gardens, Penzance TR18 4DA.