Author(s): Bernard Mills
From Lostwithiel to the China Clay Rails takes the reader on a train journey from the estuary of the River Fowey to the port of Par, thence on a circular tour across the spine of Cornwall to the Atlantic Coast at Newquay and back, travelling through the heart of china clay country.
Over a period of fifty years from the 1960s, author Bernard Mills visits many of the china clay lines now long gone with many jaw-dropping images taken then and now, showing the great changes both on and off the rails. A host of memories are recalled and updated in this treasure chest of extremely rare colour material, mostly previously unpublished, and almost all taken by the author.
|FORMAT||248 x 172 mm|
|PUBLICATION DATE||15 August 2016|
|ILLUSTRATIONS||196 colour photographs|
Bernard Mills, a lifelong railway enthusiast, historian and photographer, spent all his working life of forty-nine years on the railway. Retiring in July 2008, Mills continues to work part-time for First Great Western. Happily married, Mills lives in the delightful village of Buckland Monachorum in rural Devon. Founder member of the Plym Valley Railway, he had the honour of opening their new station at Plym Bridge in December 2012.