Polperro Postscripts

A blog for anyone with an interest in Polperro, publishing and people... with occasional musings on history and humanity.

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Jerry Johns

Jeremy Johns is a publisher, author and Cornish historian who has spent the last 20 years researching the events involving Polperro smuggling and privateering activities  that took place during the Napoleonic wars. His publications include Polperro's Smuggling Story, The Smugglers' Banker and, more recently, Doctor By Nature: Jonathan Couch - Surgeon of Polperro.

A direct descendant of some of the Polperro families involved, he is currently Managing Editor of the Polperro Heritage Press in Worcestershire, but was formerly Head of Press and Public Affairs for the BBC's English Regions.

He is a member of the Cornwall Association of Local Historians; the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the Society for Nautical Research, and the South West Maritime History Society.

Wrecks and Royals

Posted by Jerry Johns on September 13, 2017

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Nelson's Right Arm

The Battle of Santa Cruz in 1797 when Nelson lost his right arm

Posted by Jerry Johns on March 8, 2017

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Looe Literary Festival

Looe Literary Festival

Posted by Jerry Johns on November 14, 2016

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The Wreck Of The Ten Sail

The wreck of the Ten Sail on Grand Cayman in 1794

Posted by Jerry Johns on July 19, 2016

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On Being Published

Publication of Smuggling In Cornwall: an illustrated history by Amberley publishing

Posted by Jerry Johns on March 13, 2016

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His Majesty's Bad Bargain

How the senior surviving officer of HMS Reindeer, wounded in the battle with the USS Wasp in 1814, lived for over 50 years on a full Naval pension.

Posted by Jerry Johns on June 17, 2014

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Walking Through History

Tony Robinson in Polperro

Posted by Jerry Johns on October 4, 2013

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Luggers In Looe

The Looe Lugger Regatta returns for the 13th time despite gale force winds in the Channel.

Posted by Jerry Johns on June 20, 2013

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Polperro Cousins

Yet another gathering of the Cornish clans in Polperro

Posted by Jerry Johns on May 6, 2013

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What's Happening To Bookshops?

More independent bookshops are closing leaving just Waterstones and Amazon.

Posted by Jerry Johns on February 19, 2013

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E-books

Posted by Jerry Johns on December 5, 2012

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Du Maurier Festival

Save the Du Maurier Festival!

Posted by Jerry Johns on May 18, 2012

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The Three Sisters

The Three Du Maurier Sisters: Daphne, Angela & Jeanne, by Michael Williams, published this month

Posted by Jerry Johns on April 11, 2012

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Privateering to Publishing

The story of Polperro Press

Posted by Jerry Johns on February 9, 2012

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View from the Teme Valley

First blog posting

Posted by Jerry Johns on February 9, 2012

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