Wartime St Agnes - St Agnes Parish (Cornwall) 1939-1945, by Neil Roberts

Wartime St Agnes - St Agnes Parish (Cornwall) 1939-1945, by Neil Roberts

Published privately by the author in 2019, 162 pages. Paperback (N7714)

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From the rear side cover: This book is a day by day account of how the Second World War affected the inhabitants and villages of Trevellas, Mithian, St Agnes, Blackwater, Mount Hawke and Porthtowan on the North coast of Cornwall. Meticulously researched, the book provides some of history of war-time Cornwall and examines some of the impact on the daily life of the communities and the landscape at the time. The book is the result of fulfilling a life-long aspiration by the author: Neil Roberts; a 'St Agnes boy', and former serving member of the Royal Air Force, (1968- 1991) who has always held a fascination for the social history ofthe Parish and of its communities, especially during WW2. Although very much an amateur local historian and author the book has been researched, and edited, with enthusiasm and dedication by Neil. This is his second book and his first about the war years which provides a fascinating insight into everyday life in war-time Cornwall and in St Agnes Parish in particular.


The book is illustrated throughout with several small black and white photographs, and as well as the day by day account of life during the war, several appendices are included that detail the St Agnes Beacon Radar Station, major aircraft incidents, and recorded air raids and the number of high explosives dropped on St Agnes Parish between 1940-1942.