Documents & researched files

The museum has a small number of reference files giving collected notes on various incidents, historical facts, news cuttings, census.

Our Chairman is well-versed in local family history and factual information related to our town.

Contained within our archives are a number of documents relating to the social history of the town and its people.

To view any of these Documents or Files please email in advance: infopadstowmuseum@btinternet.com

John Old of St Merryn, dated 1888.

Lloyds Register.

Claude Berry Manuscript.

Barry Kinsmen Files.

Various Indentures for apprenticeships in shipbuilding trade.


Port documents. 

Early school records.

DCLI local volunteers.

A collection of small publications of local interest.

Census 1881

Cornwall census 1841 – 1891

Padstow School Records Boys 1890 – 1946

Padstow School Records Girls 1890 – 1946

Prideaux Place

Harlyn Bay Burials

News cuttings 19th Cent

News cutting 1885 – 1894

John Sheppard V.C.

Sinking of HMS Warwick off Trevose Head WW 11

Information files on wreck of HMS Whiting 1819

Doc Rowe Collection (May Day)

Ruben Chappell the man and his rambles with pen & pencil

Shipping Records