THE book launch for Julia Woolgar’s ‘Crackington Haven – a century of change’ was held on Monday, September 5, at the Coombe Barton Inn, Crackington.

The new book features the memoirs of Julia’s father, Alfred Thomas Tilley.

Alfred had collected notes and memorabilia over the past century and had intended to write his own life story himself — but due to a deterioration of vision he was unable to do so.

His daughter took up the challenge and compiled the book, which was launched in Crackington on Monday.

There was a wonderful atmosphere at the Coombe Barton Inn and over 100 people, including many locals and some from as far away as Chelsea and Surrey, attended the event.

There were also many individuals in attendance who were representing local sports clubs, and the Old Cornwall Society and Bude Canal and Harbour Society were also there — to mention a few.

The Post previously reported that some residents had been unable to purchase the books at their local store.

Those who are interested in the history of Crackington Haven will now be able to find the book is available from the local Post Office or Spencer Thorn bookshop in Bude.

For further information about the book visit the website

LEFT: Alfred Thomas Tilley and author Julia Woolgar at the launch of ‘Crackington Haven – a century of change’, Alfred’s memoirs.