Whetter at St Michaels Mount4

Dr James Whetter
at St Michaels Mount


The Roseland Institute


Trelispen Caravan & Camping Park

The History of Falmouth

The History of Falmouth

This history of Falmouth is the first scientific study of Cornwall's foremost port. Full details are given of the town's growth over three and a half centuries and its economic base, its social, cultural and religious history are methodically examined. Dr. Whetter's knowledge of Cornwall in the 17th century provides new information about the origins of the town in the century which saw its creation. A chapter is given over to the Packet Service which played an important part in the development of the port in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The whole study benefits from the use of reproductions of early drawings, prints and maps and of a fine series of photographs of the town dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This original work is a worthy follow-up to Dr. Whetter's seminal study of "Cornwall in the 17th Century," first published in 1974 and must be obligatory reading for anyone concerned about Cornwall's past, present and future...
2004,  12.75

The History of Falmouth