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Some snippets from behind the scenes in the Bartlett Library and Maritime Research Centre

19 October 2021

Clay me old china?

Ever since the discovery of China Clay at Tregoning Hill by the Rev Cookworthy, Cornwall has long been famous for producing very fine quality clay. Most […]
19 October 2021

Packet ships and slavery

We were asked today what role the Falmouth Packet Service played in slavery. At one level, the Packet Service was simply a government-run postal service collecting […]
19 October 2021

In search of Cockshot designs

‘Why does the Museum not feature the work of the National 12 designer, Ian Cockshot? we were asked this morning. A good question indeed. The National […]