Mylor Local History Group
Following a WEA (Workers' Educational Association) course on investigating local history, the Mylor Local History Group was formed by Joan West and started work on a local history book. The Book of Mylor was produced two years later under the authorship of Joan West, Janet Mosedale and Val Jeans-Jakobsson, with the help of many members of the Local History Group. It was published by Halsgrove as part of their Community History series.
In the course of writing the book, a large amount of material in the form of old photographs, newspaper cuttings and local people’s memoirs accumulated. The group began to look for a suitable place to store the material, possibly in the Tremayne Hall, and at that stage the HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) became interested.
The restoration work involved the creation of an archive centre and the group now uses the upstairs room as an archive store and the Reading Room downstairs for display. There is easy public access to the material and we are also linked via computer to the County Records Office in Truro.
We are encouraging local people to bring in old photos and other material relating to the area on Thursday afternoons and welcome anyone interested to join our group.
We are involved with several other interesting projects – filming and photography of local people, activities and buildings, visits to other village projects, arranging history talks, and our contribution to the Tremayne Hall Restoration Appeal, which is a booklet - Then and Now, a Walk round Mylor described on the For sale page.
The Local History Group committee consists of - Mike Marshman (chairman), Jill Quilliam (secretary), Janet Mosedale (treasurer), Terry Chapman, Rosemary Spooner. There are many members and anyone can join by just turning up to a meeting or by contacting us via the address, telephone or email at the top of every page.