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Awards and Commendations

The Pentewan Railway was nominated for the Holyer an Gof Publishers Awards in 2019 and we got a certificate, although not an award! In 2017 a new award for us was the Devon History Society's award to Tom Greeves' Called Home - The Dartmoor Tin Miner 1860-1940 - Photographs & Memory of Devon Book of the Year 2016. This book has been rightly applauded for its lively depiction of the latter days of Dartmoor metal mining.
Also in 2017 the Stephenson Locomotive Society awarded Book of the Year 2017 to The Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway by Michael Messenger.
The Holyer an Gof Awards, of the Cornish Gorseth, for 2014 honoured Ian Thompson's Cornish Milestones not only with the award for best non-fiction but also with the Holyer an Gof Trophy for the best Cornish book of the year, out of over 100 nominations. This book was also Highly Commended in the AIA Publications Awards 2014 this year.
The R&CHS have awarded Railway Book of the Year for 2014 to The Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway. This book was also shortlisted for a Holyer an Gof Award in 2013.
It is gratifying that our books are recognised by discerning organisations. A glance at some of the reviews that we have quoted with each title does reflect how are books our appreciated.


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