Newsletters

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Below are a list of the past issues and titles for key articles within them:
1:

• Some less well-known clay works No.1 – Introduction

2:

•  Visit to West Penwith
• Some less well-known clay works No.2 – Trevanny
• Notes on a typical China Clay district family of a Century ago
• The ECC Film Archive
• The Society’s Archive
3:

• ECC film and photographic archive
• Hemerdon Clayworks
• Joseph Henry Collins 1841-1916

4:

•  Some less well-known clay works No.3 – Stannon Downs
• St. Blazey Railway Works

5:

• Some less well-known clay works No.4 – East Carluddon
• Bal Maidens at the Clay Works

6:

• Film and Photographic Archive
• Some less well-known clay works No.5 – Fal River
• The China Clay Swindlegate

7:

• Some less well-known clay works No.6 – Bedlam Green
• The Trenance Valley Branch
• One of the Pioneers (John Lovering)

8:   

• Some less well-known clay works No.7 – Pennance
• Alfred Davies 1882-1943
• The Goonbarrow Branch
• The Sources 1 (for clayworks research)

9:

• Some less well-known clay works No.8 – Menniridden
• The China Clay Strikes of 1875-1876
• The Sources 2

10:

• Some less well-known clay works No.9 – Treganhoe
• Derailment at Pontsmill
• The (Joseph Henry) Collins Plaque
• Monitor

11: 

Some less well-known clay works No.10 – Hensbarrow Beacon
• The Sources No.3
• Some less well-known Clay firms: Parkyn & Peters

12:

• Some less well-known clay works No.11 – Ferro-Ceramic
• The Elusive Elutriating Pit
• The Sources No.4

13: 

• Some less well-known clay works No.12 – Lovering’s Prideaux
• North Cornwall China Clay Company Ltd.
• The Sources No.5

14: 

• Martin Brothers
• Cathedral Quarry
• Visit by the descendents of Joseph Henry Collins
• The Instant Hitch (a rail wagon coupling)

15:

• The Martins of Carclaze
• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1907)
• Sir Alan Dalton
• Edwardian china clay families in Edwardian life
• China Clay – the origin of the term?

16:

• The Clay Agent
• Place names around the clay district (1)
• The Royal Visit of 1966
• Lionel Martin – founder of the Aston Martin Motor Company

17:

• Some less well-known clay works No.13 – Cottier’s Prideaux
• The “Concentration Scheme” of 1941/42 and its repurcussions
• Carclaze – a Bibliography (of pre-1845 material)

18:

• The Lillicrap Family
• Garker (Garka) Pit and the Treverbyn, Trevanion China Clay and Tin Company Limited
• Place names around the clay district (2)

19:

• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1908)
• Memories of life as a kettle boy in Drinnick Fitting Shop
• Clay country in literature
• Book Review of “North Devon Clay” by M. Messenger – 2007
• Abandoning Blackpool – a poem by Dr Alan Kent
• Carvear Pit: 1827 to 1955 and today, 2001
• The Wembley Excursion of 1924

20:

• The creation and impact of Cornish Unit Housing
• What’s in a name? China clay, ball clay, soap stone
• The Sam Nicholls story
• Where did the sand come from? (on Carlyon Bay Beach)

21:

• E.C.L.P. process development in the 1950s
• Removal of Goonvean engine beam
• Some less well-known clay works No.14 – Prideaux Wood (marked No.12 in error)
• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1909)

22:

• The Amalgamation of 1919 and the birth of English China Clays
• Early days up the Amazon
• The Hal Williams Hardinge Award 2009
• What’s in a name? (crib break)

23:

• H. Crowle of Carthew
• Cornwall Mills Ltd
• Bagging a brace of Bagnalls (railway engines Alfred and Judy)
• Henry Davis Pochin

24: 

• The Barge
• Some Island Occurrences
• Mica china clay not rubbish
• A childhood in Retew
• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1910)
• Recognition for China Clay historians
• H. Crowle of Carthew

25:

• Park China Clay Company Ltd.
• Rocks Tin Mine
• The China Clay Trade Review

26:

• The China Clay trade in the early 1930s, the amalgamation of 1932 and the birth of E.C.L.P. & Co. Ltd
• An explosive dispute
• The Clay Port of Penzance

27:

• Some less well-known Clay firms: Cornish Kaolin Ltd
• Great Beam Mine
• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1911)
• The long road to freedom
• Pipeline Skulduggery?

28:

• The 1948 Working Party Report and the threat of nationalisation
• The Par Canal
• Loss of French Schooner 1883 – Rescue by the Mevagissey Lifeboat Crew

29:

• Book Review of “A History of Iron Mining in Cornwall” by Tony Brooks – 2011
• From the Archive – Affordable Housing?
• Voices from the Past – Crinnis and Par Moor
• China Clay Trade Associations 1900-1914 and the battle with the Great Western Railway – Part 1

30:

• Book Review of “Soaprock Coast” by Robert Felce – 2011
• Affordable Housing – Part 2
• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1912)
• Some less well-known Clay Firms: The West Carclaze China Clay Co. Ltd
• China Clay Trade Associations 1900-1914 and the battle with the Great Western Railway – Part 2

31:

• Some less well-known clay works No.15 – Various
• From the Archive – “Particulars of Timber required for Six Workmen’s Dwellings”
• Gunheath Pit – a view from Australia

32:

• Wheal Martyn and the Luxulyan Valley
• The Martyns of Carthew
• Thomas Medland Stocker
• Lee Moor China Clay Works
• A wrestling stalwart
• A working life – James Commons

33:

• Cornish Mines Supply Company Ltd.
• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1913)
• Book Review of “The Little Book of Clay Country” by Emma Mansfield – 2012
• Toil and Trouble
• From the Archive – The Lovering Linhay at Charlestown

34:

 • The 1913 Clay Workers’ Strike
• Cornish Mines Supplies – a postscript
• The origins of Selleck Nicholls & Company Ltd.

35:

• The Port of Fowey in the early 1920s
• Omdowl
• An enthisiast’s view of the China Clay Industry – a different perspective

36:

• Lee Moor Feldspar Plant
• Heavy Transport: the early history
• Tales from the Crib Hut – A1 BP Stockalite
• A Day in the Life of a “Water Clerk” in 1966 with Harris & Co. (Shipping) Ltd.
• One Hundred Years Ago (in 1914)