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The story of three generations of the Carew family of Antony in Cornwall covering the period from the Armada to the Restoration. It is a sequel to Mr. Halliday’s “Richard Carew of Antony” and he has been able to add new material to his original study.
The scholar and writer F.E. Halliday was born in 1903 in Yorkshire. He graduated in Economics and then in English at King’s College, Cambridge, following which he held the post of head of English at Cheltenham College.
In 1948, after spending a year in St. Ives before the war, he moved permanently to the town and he soon became a close friend of Bernard Leach, the Nance family and Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, whose pictorial autobiography is dedicated to Frank and Nancie Halliday.
He spent the rest of his life writing; he became a leading authority on Shakespeare and included in his large output on the bard is;
A Shakespeare Companion 1550-1950 (1952) (revised 1964)
Shakespeare : a pictorial biography (1956)
The Life of Shakespeare (1963)
But it is for the republishing and editing of Carew’s long forgotten seminal history of the county, originally written in 1602 that he is best known locally:
Richard Carew of Antony : The Survey of Cornwall (1953)
Halliday had a natural interest in history, conservation and old buildings, and together with Barbara Hepworth and Jim Holman he founded the Friends of St. Ives in the late sixties, which later became The St. Ives Trust.
F.E. Halliday died in 1982. His son Sebastian has donated many of his books and manuscripts to the Archive Study Centre.
PUBLISHED BY David and Charles 1967
14mm. x 22mm. 171 pages Hardback
Born in Devonport in 1855 Alfred Wallis moved to St. Ives with his family in 1894 where after the death of his wife, he became an amateur painter. He was ‘discovered’ by Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood in the nineteen-twenties and is thought to have influenced the ‘primitive’ movement.
This book gives his family history with family trees, photographs and a map of Devonport in the late nineteen century. Information has been taken from Wallis’s letters, the books of Sven Berlin and Edwin Mullins, and the tape recordings of those who remembered him made by Dr. Roger Slack. Wallis’s letters hold pride of place and although it would be reasonable to suppose that these would give definitive information this is not necessarily the case.
AUTHOR Peter Barnes-
PUBLISHED BY Peter Barnes 1997
22 x 30 cm 25 pages Combed and Bound A4
A collection of potted biographies, with an illustration, of the middle generation of artists who started to arrive in St. Ives from the late 1930s.
These include: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Sandra Blow, Becky Borman, Kelvin Bowers, Margrit Clegg, Mary Fletcher, Nan Frankel, Patrick Haughton, Sax Impey, Barbara Karn, Martin Lanyon, Ffiona Lewis, Paddy Macmiadhachain, John Miller. Rachel Nicholson, Anton Nickson, Colin Orchard, John Piper, Jacqueline Real, Dooze Storey, Judy Symons, Marion Taylor.
AUTHOR Marion Whybrow
Marion Whybrow was born in London and she moved to St. Ives in 1980. She is married to Terry, a local painter. She has written widely on St. Ives painters, potters and sculptors.
PUBLISHED BY St. Ives Printing and Publishing Company
21 x 16 cm 48 pages Paperback
Berdh Kernow a Ranndir Porthia
Researched and compiled by Gorsedd Kernow Archives & Publications Committee and
St Ives Archive Study Centre
It can be said that St Ives is the birthplace and source of our Gorsedd. The first Old Cornwall Society was created here in 1920 by Henry Jenner and Robert Morton Nance. In 1928 the Cornish Gorsedd was established with Jenner as the first Grand Bard with Nance as his deputy. Prior to that bards from Cornwall, including a St Ives bard, had been barded at the Welsh Gorsedd.
For the first fifty years of Gorsedd the bards were so well known that our forerunners did not keep records. However many are now forgotten. This work recalls the achievements of fifty-two Cornish Bards (now deceased) with links to St Ives, among them are artists who have contributed to St Ives worldwide fame as a centre for the arts.
30 x 21 cm 56 pages Illustrated Paperback
Interview written for PENINSULAR VOICE, a monthly magazine published in Penzance from 1983 until 1991. The 80 artists, musicians and writers chosen reflect the enthusiasms of the contributors at the time. Whilst not a comprehensive list, it does give an idea of what was going on in the community of West Cornwall during the nineteen-eighties.
Each entry is accompanied by a portrait by photographer Ashley Peters. The list of interviewees include: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Jack Clemo, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Patrick Hughes, Wizz Jones, Benjamin Luxon, Molly Parkin, Lord St. Levan, D. M. Thomas and Brenda Wootton.
PUBLISHED BY Rainyday Publications 1993
22 x 22 cm 166 pages Paperback
In Homes and Households members of the Penwith local History Group (which is based in Penzance in West Cornwall) have gathered together some of their recent researches to present a fascinating account of a selection of local houses and of the families who have lived in them. Several of these articles have drawn on the memories of people still living, others have been deduced from surviving architectural and written sources. These insights will encourage both those people fortunate enough to live in this beautiful county and those visiting to look around them with renewed and informed interest. For those far away the book will help to enhance their appreciation of how their Cornish ancestors lived.
AUTHOR Edited and introduced by Dawn Walker
PUBLISHED BY Penwith Local History Group
21 x 30 cm 120 pages with pull-out map Paperback
This book provides a fascinating overview of the St. Ives Memory Bay Oral History Project and reflects the continuing vibrant artistic life of St. Ives through excerpts from a selection of the interviews. With a wealth of photographs, many never before published, it is now possible to uncover new perspectives on the relationships between the visual art created in the town, and the families, friendships, traditions, enterprises and institutions of St. Ives.
30 x 21cm 104 pages Paperback
PRINTED BY Francis Antony. Cornwall 2011
Born in 1913 in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, he learned his art “surreptitiously” while working as a bank clerk. He moved to St. Ives in 1960 and became part of the thriving artistic community.
Also included is a lengthy and entertaining account, by O’Malley himself, of his early years growing up In County Kilkenny. The book is illustrated throughout and contains photographs and artwork never previously published, including 16 in colour.
AUTHOR David Whittaker
An Irishman born and bred in Drogheda, near the mouth of the river Boyne, he is a poet, photographer, publisher and bookdealer. He contributed Tony O’Malley’s obituary for The Guardian. He lives and works in Charlbury, Oxfordshire with his wife and daughter.
PUBLISHED BY Wavestone Press 2005
17 x 23 cm 95 pages Paperback
John Glasson Thomas was born in St. Ives on 26th October 1889. A devout Christian he joined the local Methodist Church Guild where he met Miss Gertrude Brooks. After he enlisted in May 1915 as a member of the 1/7th. Company, Cornwall Royal Garrison Artillery and was posted to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth he began a correspondence with Miss Brooks that was to last until his untimely death in France in August 1917.
AUTHOR Edward Lever
Ted Lever was born in Holloway in London and taught in two primary schools in Harrow before coming to Cornwall in 1961. He taught in the county for twenty-nine years becoming Head Teacher at St. Erth and Bodriggy School. Interested in all aspects of history, especially Military History, Ted has researched the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry in both wars and since joining the St. Ives Archive Trust has produced several publications on wartime St. Ives.
PUBLISHED BY The St. Ives Archive Centre
21 x 30 cm 30 pages Combed and Bound A4