About the Author:
David Thomas has lived in Camborne for over fifty years and was educated in the Roskear Infants' School and later Basset Road Junior Boys School, both in Camborne. He was later employed by the Institute of Cornish Studies near Camborne and for almost the last thirty years has worked as an Archive Assistant and Archivist at Cornwall Record Office in Truro for Cornwall Council with a Diploma in Archive Administration. David has collected photographic images of his native area for four decades and in his very limited spare time manages to be the President and Recorder of the Camborne Old Cornwall Society, and Parish Clerk and Chairman of the Parochial Church Council at Camborne Parish Church, with which he has a lifelong association. He also enjoys walking in the Cornish countryside, researching local history and is frequently in demand as a speaker on local Cornish topics.