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Have a look at the Francis Frith Collection on Tintagel - just a few distant pics
You could try the Ellis Collection held by Cornish Studies Library at Redruth - but they would all be 1940s onwards.
Ebay often have picture postcards for sale with unusual views of the village - look at them from time to time.
Some of the old tourist guides may have info for you - again you can find them on ebay if you are interested.
The other possibility is to talk to Norma Nute (formerly Youlton) and see if her Mum still has the photos her father used to take - he had a shop just adjacent to the Terrace.
That's about all I can think of for now. If I find anything else I'll let you know.
Do you own No. 5 then?
Best wishes, Sarah.
Thank you Sarah for your help....I will do some further research to see what comes up in the places you recommend...its just that I am curious about the local history of Tintagel, rather than the Arthurian side. I would have liked to see on a phot what the gardens looked like then & maybe get to view any diaries, especially in the late 19th century & early twentieth c.
How lovely, we need more people like you in this village. I'll have some additional info sometime soon because I'm going to try and write an article.
I think the `essence` of village life is in the heart of its social history...so maybe we could request via a local newspaper or this site (which alas is dependant on viewers)...for past recollections etc.
I was talking to somebody the other day who vaguely remembered a Miss or Misses Weeton (or Weadon/Wheeton?) that lived at The Wootons...so was it not always a public house, comes the next question...I don`t suppose you know?
Also the history of the old folks home at the back of the doctors...places like that can hold a treasure of future informatiion that is worth logging down somewhere before it gets lost!
I must get hold of those `collections` you mention, to look over.
Thank you for your help Sarah it is most appreciated.