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LOCAL DOCUMENTS.

Whether the recollections of a local, or the impressions of someone passing through the Rame Peninsula, the tale written down becomes a powerful asset in understanding what our community was like in times past.

It is important we collect the written images from long resident locals to compare with the transient impressions of the visitor passing through as if on some 'grand tour'.


We begin with a series of articles written by Tony Carne for the local PCC magazine and published here by kind permission of the PCC and the author.

Please click on one of the following:

A Journal with Delineations from Nature and Remarks Descriptive Principally of Cornwallby Richard Hopkins Leach 1814 Have you ever walked into a pub and all heads turn towards you? Imagine arriving well dressed in a smoke filled 'Cross Keys' pub in Cawsand in 1814. You don't fit in - how do the locals react? Read on.

Cornwall a Land of Folklore and Legends?
Many historians have recorded the oral traditions handed down in the 18th and 19th Centurues. These became a unique selling point for the Great Western Railway to exploit in attempting to lure visitors to the peninsula. Extracts from the railway publications can be seen here

Tony Carne's historical articles for the 'Courier' (The Parish Church magazine 2007 onwards..............)


Another Old Chap in a Bowler - a tale of George Locker, the driver of Haddy's horsebus.

Booze and Boats - a warning from history

Temperance
- in a smuggling and seafaring village

The 'Happy Go Lucky' Affair Part 1
- the deed and the smugglers who were caught

The 'Happy Go Lucky' Affair Part 2
- what happened next???

Brains vs Chains
- snow chains on the ferry run???

Sixty Years On
- a 1940's 'Courier' reveals.......

The Tea Dealer
- 'fair trade' in Cawsand???

Tin, Salt, Baccy and Brandy
- smugglers at Rame?

November 1915
- five of Rame's finest.......



Passing Through.......

Just what did travellers make of the Rame Peninsula 180 years ago?

What were the details of everyday life?

Over the last 200 hundred years and more, many references have been made to the
Rame Peninsula by passing travellers, annual gazetteers and chroniclers.

The original documents may well apply to the whole of the South West or just to Cornwall.
Extracts from some of these documents are presented here to provide some local detail,
that today we might seek from say
Lonely Planet or Rough Guides. In some cases the
original documents are more lofty scientific reports.

Where possible their original source is quoted should you wish to consult the whole document.


Journal of a Tour of the Southern Coasts of England 1795

The History of Cornwall Fortescue Hitchins 1824

The History of Cornwall Fortescue Hitchins 1829

The Cornish Register Maker Wallis 1838

The Cornish Register Rame Wallis 1838

Slaters Royal National and Commercial Directory 1852-3


Post Office Directory Maker Cawsand Millbrook 1856

Village History Reminiscences W J Cox 1878
from Rev. White papers here

Kellys Directory 1893
Maker

Kellys Directory 1893 Rame



In addition, some of our parish documents are included - not the births, deaths and records variety,
(these are referred to on our
REGISTRY pages.) but those of local publications.
Parish magazines of 100 years ago contrast life as it was 40 years ago.
Well known local family names appear in the documents and make an obvious connection
with today"s population.


Maker and Rame Parish Magazine October 1899

Ferry (CREMYLL) Agreement 1911
(signed after inter-ferry company 'trading war')

Maker and Rame Parish Magazine March 1915


Maker with Rame Courier 1979 Sam Mashford

PAST EVENTS.
Be it a Royal Wedding Anniversary, local sporting event or celebration, the gathering together of local people
provide a unique record of how the local population responded to special events.

Programmes, advertisements and photos remain of local people and the scenes when these events were held.

Click on any of the following to see more:

Cawsand Bay Regatta 14th August 1952

Kingsand-Cawsand Carnival August 1983

If you have a item of 'Rame History', could we publish it here? We will fully acknowledge
ownership and authorship.

Please contact: info@ramehistorygroup.org.uk




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