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Carn Brea Mining Society
- Activities include building restoration, old mine site clearance and preservation of old milling equipment. Includes membership details, field visits, and event schedule.
The Cornish History Network
- Historical research unit of Exeter University outlines its work promoting the study of Cornish history. Includes an online journal with several articles to download.
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Bid
- Information on the bid supported by resources covering history, technology, communities, sites, geology and wildlife.
Cornwall and Scilly Urban Survey
- Producing an illustrated report and computer database for each of 18 towns to show how the town has developed over time and record its historic buildings and archaeological sites.
- The Victoria County History of Cornwall describes its work: volumes published and research in progress. Includes draft texts online.
Federation of Old Cornwall Societies
- Group of local history societies throughout Cornwall. Details the work and interests of the federation, news and publications.
Helen Doe, Maritime History
- Helen is a lecturer on British maritime history concentrating on Cornwall.
An Index to the Historical Place Names of Cornwall
- A comprehensive index to the Cornish place names featured in historical texts, maps, tithe apportionments and in manuscript archives.
Penwith War Memorials
- Sorted by war or place. Photographed and compiled by George Pritchard.
Postcards of Cornwall
- Images of old postcards of Cornwall, mainly from the 1900s and 1910s.
The Rise and Fall of the Tin Mining Industry in Cornwall
- Archive film footage from the BBC which records the decline and fall of the tin industry. Includes one man's recollections of life underground.
The Trevithick Society
- Encourages interest in industrial archaeology and history in Cornwall. Details lectures, newsletter, journal and meetings.
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