About the Author:
Originally from South London, Sheila Harper ran a guesthouse in Newquay with her partner providing special interest holiday weeks with subjects ranging from mineral collecting, walking, Cornish archaeology, heritage and natural history. She is the co-author of Newquay (Tempus, 1999) and has had history articles published in local newspapers. Sheila is an active member of the Newquay old Cornwall Society, Newquay's local history group for over 30 years since moving to Newquay from London in 1981. At present, she is the 'Warden of Local Ancient Monuments' for the Society organising a group to keep our ancient monuments in good order and producing the Newquay Old Cornwall Society Newsletter.