A Book on Week St. Mary

Week St. Mary Village

'a community at large'

There are bound to be stories, rumours, unconfirmed facts or tales of old that did not come to light by the time this book reached the printers but I hope that the story so far will become my permanent contribution to the village I know and love, and I thank all of the contributors so very much for all their memories, photographs and documents - thank you everyone, all I have done is put it all together!
David M Martin 2007

Week St. Mary Village
'a community at large'

by David M. Martin

(Cover by John Lynch, depicting Thomasine Bonaventure meeting Richard Bumsby)

A unique book with over 230 photographs, many not seen before, and personal reflections from many local people along with stories, points of interest and pages of odd snippets of information. I know there will be something for everyone. 

To compile a book such as this would be impossible without the help of a large number of people. I shall be eternally grateful to the following who have contributed so much.

Abbott, Adrian

Abbott, Martin

Anston-Race, Donna & John

Baker, Glennys

Barriball, Pat

Booker, Bob & Lesley

Casey, Peter

Cauldwell, Marguerite

Cobbledick, Linda & Roy

Coles, David & Sheila

Colwill, Den

Colwill, Walter & Rita

Crocker-White, Brenda

Davies, Len

Denton, Beryl

Dickenson, Canon Rob

Goodman, Audrey

Gubbin, Peter

Henchley, Malcolm

Hoppé, Susannah

Hutchings, Keith & Enid
Johns MBE, Bob

Johns, Pat

Kamm, Damian

Kinsman, Dorcas & Arthur

Lynch, John

Martyn, Arthur & Ruth

Matthews, Joan

Medland, Mary

Middleton, Alan
Orchard, Den & Joyce

Parnell, Alfred

Parnell, Les & Doris

Paynter, Joseph

Perry, Monica

Petherick, Valerie

Pooley, Brenda

Pooley, Leo

Poulton, Gillian
Risdon, Reg & Lorna

Roberts, Jeff

Rogers, Gordon

Shipton, Jo

Skinner, Glynn

Swayne, Margaret

Tarrant, Audrey

Turner, Jeanette

Ward, John

Wise, Mrs

Young, Bill


Cornish & Devon Post

Cornwall Record Office

Landmark Trust

Launceston Museum

WSM Parish Council

WSM Parish Hall Committee

WSM Women's Institute

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The book is still available at the following establishment:

Week St. Mary Community Shop

ISBN: 978-0-9557219-0-8

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