Pengelly Press - Publisher of books on North Cornwall. Delabole - The History of the Slate Quarry and the Making of its Village Community Delabole is a fascinating village which has grown up around a slate quarry that has been worked since the thirteenth century.  Yet, until 2007 no history of the quarry and the village had ever been written.  This book, based on a Ph.D. thesis, remedies that omission. Connections - Aspects of the History of North Cornwall “Connections is an eclectic mix of accounts of North Cornwall people and places leading on from the research carried out by the author when working on her previous book on Delabole…This book is well-written and exhaustively researched, illustrating just how far the strands of history interconnect in North Cornwall and beyond.” The author Catherine Lorigan was born in London. After her uncle and aunt moved to Cornwall she started visiting them and quickly developed a deep and abiding interest in the history of the county.  She has degrees from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Exeter.  She was awarded her Ph.D. by the Institute of Cornish Studies, part of the University of Exeter, in 2004. "Carts leaving Quarry" Image is copyright Cornwall Records Office, reference CRO AD 255.   What Next: Since completing Connections Catherine has been researching the history of the Boconnoc estate,  which will provide the                                                                                  subject of her third book.       Watch this site for news of a publication date.  Welcome  |  Book Shop  |  Delabole  |  Connections  |  Contact Us  |  Sitemap    View and buy our books Contact Information Website designed and realised by Kestrel. Copyright Kestrel Solutions / Pengelly Press 2012. All Rights Reserved