Chris Bond

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Chris Bond - The Cornovia Press

Chris Bond is an author, editor and publisher, founder, in 2006, of The Cornovia Press. He formerly worked at the Royal Institution of Cornwall and Cornwall Record Office where he catalogued historical and ancient manuscripts. Chris was born in Sheffield but moved to Cornwall at the age of five when his father, a miner, was offered a job at Wheal Jane. He grew up in Truro and went to school in Redruth, and has since lived in Camborne, Redruth, Mylor and Porthtowan, though after more than half a lifetime in Cornwall he has, temporarily, returned to live in Yorkshire in order to be closer to elderly parents.

He writes mainly about the history, prehistory and place-names of Cornwall. He was the creator of the fondly remembered website A Cornish Sourcebook as well as the later sites Cornish Place Names, Ancient Cornwall and Postcards of Cornwall, all derived from the original website. Chris is currently authoring and editing five new books, but doesn't get a great deal of time to work on his own material these days as in addition to publishing books he also has an online store with tens of thousands of vintage postcards and uploads many thousands of Peel Session videos to YouTube.


The Wheal Margaret Adventure (2020)

Godmanstone Blues (2020)

Historical Descriptions of Camborne (2008)

An Index to the Historical Place Names of Cornwall (2007)

As Editor

Thomas Cox - A Complete History of Cornwall (2020)

Charles Thomas - Gathering the Fragments (2012)

Thomas Fiddick - Dowsing (2011)

Thomas Moule - Cornwall (2007)