The following DVDs and CDs, which have been produced with assistance from The China Clay History Society (part of Wheal Martyn Trust, Registered Charity No.1001838), are available from the shop at Wheal Martyn Museum or can be purchased over the telephone. There will be a small charge for postage for telephone orders. To order, call 01726 850362 or email


The Clay Industry in Past Times

Taken from 16mm cine films from the English China Clays collection, kindly made available by Imerys. Each DVD runs for about 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.

PRICE £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)

PRICE £8.50 each