Newquay Through Time, by Sheila Harper
Published by Amberley in 2013, 96 pages. Paperback (N6546)
Brand New Book
Newquay is a major tourist destination for holidaymakers located on the north coast of Cornwall. However, it is much more than a simple seaside resort. Evidence of Late Mesolithic flint tool working sites show early occupation, and there has been a small fishing village here since medieval times. The arrival of the railway and subsequent post-war development saw Newquay expand from a village with a population of only 1,300 to a town of almost 20,000 residents. From the rear side cover:
Focusing on the last century, Newquay Through Time shows the myriad changes that have occurred as the town expanded in the years following the First World War. Some changes will be immediately recognisable, as the old has made way for the new, but some are much more subtle. Join Sheila Harper as she takes us on a journey around Newquay through time.
This book is a delightful collection of photographs which vividly evoke memories of the Newquay of yesteryear and compares them with images of the town of today.