Pasco's - The Story of a Traditional Cornish Boatyard, by Peter Bodle
Published privately by Liberator, 40 pages. A5 size booklet (N5080P1)
From the introduction: If you were asked to close your eyes and visualise a traditional creekside boatyard, the chances are that the image in your mind would look more than a little like The Pasco's Boatyard At St.Just in Roseland, on the edge of Carrick Roads.
Sitting confortably on the southern shore of the St Just Creekas it fills and drains with the tides rushing in and out of Carrick Roads, Pasco's Boatyard looks every inch the place where planks of wood are shaped into boats and where sheets of canvas and coil ropes are turned into sails and rigging.
A little over two centuries ago it was set up to provide services for boats and fishermen who plied their trade in the local waters. It is probably fair to say that the only real difference between today and way back then, is that the quantity of fishing boats in the yard's mix as reduced as the years have passed.
Many boatyards are now only working with modern resin bonded materials. Not so Pasco's... they still work with wood.
The booklet is illustrated throughout with lots of colour and black and white photographs
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover