Delabole, by Catherine Lorigan

Delabole, by Catherine Lorigan
Subtitled 'The History of the Slate Quarry and the Making of its Village Community'

Book published by Pengelly Press in 2007, 270 pages. Paperback, c.24cm by 18cm (N7275)

From the rear side cover: The quarry at Delabole and the village that has grown up around it preserve a rich legacy in the context of Cornwall's industrial history. This book explores many of the aspects which go to make up that history - the working environment in the quarry, the lives of the men (and women) who laboured there over many centuries and the development of the settlement around its industrial heartland. The book also examines the way in which the village community has been moulded by the landscape in which it is set, religion (particularly Methodism), links with Wales and emigration. Contents include:

The Quarry: The beginning to 1898
The Quarry: 1898 to 1999
Working the Quarry
Labour Relations
Transporting the Slate
The Welsh Connection
Church and Chapel
The Village Community: The Ninteenth Century
Life Outside the Quarry
The Village Community: The Twentieth Century

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.