The following DVDs and CDs produced by the Society are available to purchase from the shop at Wheal Martyn or over the telephone. There will be a small charge for postage.


(£8.50 each)

The Clay Industry in Past Times

Taken from 16mm cine films from the English China Clays collection, kindly made available by Imerys Minerals Ltd. Each DVD runs for approximately 48 minutes.                 

Volume 1 - Includes three films:

  • Cornish Pyramids, 1936, an award-winning black and white film
  • E.C.L.P.’s first advertising film, 1954
  • World of Colour, 1973, advertising film by ECC Paper Division

Volume 2 - Includes two films:

  • E.C.L.P. Clay and China Stone, an amateur film by Archie Perry
  • Self Portrait, an excellent general view of ECC

Volume 3 - Includes two films:

  • Moving towards the Markets of the World, 1984
  • The Perfect Combination, Devon and Dorset ECC Ball Clays
St Austell Clay District

A brief study of past working sites – presented by Ivor Bowditch.  Filmed and produced by John Potter.

World of Clay

Par, Fowey and Charlestown Docks. Blackpool Pit, Refining Plant and Dryers. Laboratories and John Keay House.


(£8.50 each)

  • China Clay Works Cornwall and Devon

by English China Clays c1919 (copy of limited edition book in PDF format)

  • China Clay History Society Newsletters

Issues 1-25, April 2002-October 2010 (PDF format)

  • Clay Lines

235 Photographs taken by Maurice Dart between June 1965 and August 2003

  • Clay Lines 1

230 Photographs from China Clay History, Wheal Martyn and Maurice Dart Archive compiled by Maurice Dart

  • Earth Moving Equipment

100 photos of Scrapes, Dumpers, Bulldozers etc used within the China Clay Industry

  • Lorries

80 Photographs of lorries from China Clay History and Wheal Martyn Archives

  • ECC Reviews: 1957–1970

(PDF format)

  • ECCs Press - February 1971-December 1981 (PDF format)
  • ECCs Press - January 1982-May 1994 (PDF format on DVD)
  • The China Clay Trade Review - July-November 1919 (Photo & PDF)
  • The China Clay Trade Review - December 1919-June 1920 (Photo & PDF)
  • The China Clay Trade Review - July-December 1921 (Photo & PDF)