In late 19th century, Cornwall hand-knitting was a vital cottage industry and coastal villages developed their own distinctive patterns and names for the traditional navy blue guernsey or knit-frock. This book includes many contemporary photographs, and shows how to knit a Cornish guernsey incorporating one of thirty local patterns.
Describes life as a young crewman aboard the Looe lugger Iris in the 1960s. The author presents an account of the hardships he encountered at sea: overcoming sea-sickness, fatigue, being cold and wet while working by day and night hauling nets and lines, and more.
Dr Jonathan Couch was Cornwall's foremost naturalist in the 19th century. This work draws on the Royal Institution of Cornwall's extensive collection of his material, in particular his hitherto unpublished study of Cornish birds and his "Journal of Natural History".
In this sequel to his much-acclaimed first book 'Once Aboard A Cornish Lugger', Paul Greenwood draws on his own experiences in the 1970s and 1980s to graphically bring to life the hardships and dangers faced by Cornish fishermen.