Monday, 3 November 2014
Cornwall in the First World War
During last month I posted a series of photographs showing Cornwall's First World War. People were kind enough to come forward with comments and information, so I'm going to continue posting during November. Many thanks for your support and interest.
Here's a scene showing Padstow harbour during 1918. Mud-berthed at the temporary naval outstation are a gaggle of Naval Motor Launches. Generally the MLs were based at Falmouth and Penzance, but for their anti-submarine patrols off the north Cornish coast put in at Padstow, tying up at North Quay. From the left: ML350, 334, 245, 357, 321 and 570. A hundred years later, the background is remarkably unchanged; today the low building accommodates Mountain Warehouse while to its right is the Shipwrights pub.
My book, 'Cornwall In The First World War', is published by Truran. With 112 pages and 100 images, you'll find it in bookshops across the Duchy. It's also available through Amazon: http://amzn.to/19JbtZm