'Nothing but a holiday resort?' Revisiting 1939 Cornwall

'Nothing but a holiday resort?' Revisiting 1939 Cornwall
 

In 1939, the newly established Penguin Books published six guides to various English counties, complete with touring maps, aimed at the middle-class motorist. Emma Jane Kirby has been driving around the UK with those first-edition guides in her hand to see how Britain has changed since the start of World War Two. Next stop: Cornwall.
The sea is throwing a tantrum today, smashing and fitting against the harbour wall and flinging a spiteful wind up the sands and inside the worn rubber seals of my window frame. I'm sitting drinking tea and eating clotted-cream Cornish shortbread biscuits in my... read more

 
2 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 162
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