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Over the coming months we will be organising a series of events connected with the St. Ives fishing industry.

Important new book on the pilchard fishing industry now available

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The Remains of the Pilchard Fishery of St Ives and West Cornwall by the late Dr John Ferguson is now available for sale. The book has been written, in part, to redress the imbalance in the literature on Cornish industrial history.

The author was Deputy Recorder for the St Ives Old Cornwall Society for a number of years and was privileged to examine and record many buildings used for the  industry in St Ives. As a result of this work, often carried out with the St Ives historian and writer Brian Stevens, this book presents a fascinating overview of the buildings which were once used for the pilchard industry.

Containing 188 pages and copiously illustrated in colour the book costs £7.00 plus £2.50 postage and packing. To order a copy please send your request through our Contact button on this site.


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