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We are proud to have won the Holyer an Gof Cup for the Overall Winning Publication for 2017 in the Holyer an Gof Awards, These Publishers' Awards are promoted annually by Gorsedh Kernow for publications relating to Cornwall or in Cornish (Kernewek).
Compiled and written by David Thorn and Stuart Thorn, relatives of the photographers
The Thorn photographers were pioneers of the art in Bude, Cornwall. This book celebrates their enormous contribution to Cornish history. Over 250 fantastic images taken from their original glass negatives and prints, many never before published, show the landscape, seascape and shipwrecks, of North Cornwall, as it was in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Packed with personalities and characters, recalling the hard but gentle pace of Cornish life as well as the incidents that live on in the memory of the Cornish people. The advent of photography captured the moment as it was. We are transported back to an age often regarded as romantic. However, life was so different from ours today: we have glimpses of the trials and tribulations of the time.