A fascinating compilation of 287 photographs from glass Magic Lantern slides of Victorian & Edwardian Cornwall. The original images vary from men at work underground in Cornish mines to chocolate box views of Cornish harbours. Many images were made available as postcards while others were taken by individuals for lectures at local social evenings.
From Lostwithiel to the China Clay Rails is a book of contrasts, for example we see High Speed Trains that come in summer from London and Scotland travelling at twenty five miles per hour on a railway originally built as a horse drawn tramway for china clay to reach the sea. All shown in full colour.