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*******IMPORTANT NOTICE*******

We have recently had brought to our notice a copy of Bal Maidens, printed on inferior paper, and guillotined to a smaller format, within 1mm of the text! As a result, we have withdrawn the book from distribution through Ingrams, Amazon, Abebooks etc, while we investigate what has happened. If you have received a poor copy, please use the contact button to let us know the details. The correct format is Crown Quarto, 189mm x 246mm, printed on 89 gsm good quality WHITE paper. The book continues to be available direct from Lulu, using the link on this page, or we can supply a copy ourselves.

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****Second Edition****

BAL MAIDENS by Lynne Mayers. Second & Enlarged edition of the book which won the 2004 Holyer An Gof award, now published by Blaize Bailey Books. 300 pages, 189mm x 246mm Crown Quarto paperback. 81 illustrations, Mine Index, Bal Maidens Index.

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A Dangerous Place to Work! by Lynne Mayers published by Blaize Bailey Books.103 page 153mm x 229mm paperback.This book tells the story of the employment of women and children right across the mining industries of Devon and Cornwall, up until the second half of the 20th century. It includes their work at the mines, clay works, slate quarries, foundries, smelters, and gunpowder and explosives works.

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Voices from the Dressing Floors by Lynne Mayers, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 124 pages, 153mm x 229mm paperback. 24 illustrations. First hand stories from the Cornish mines and quarries. 1773-1950.

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Explosives

***NEW March 2014***

A Hazardous Occupation- Women and Girls of the Cornish Explosives Industries, by Lynne Mayers, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 82 pages, 153mm x 229mm paperback.

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***NEW February 2014***

*Winner Holyer An Gof Award 2015- Best Booklet published 2014*

Bal Maidens of the St Just Peninsula- Women and Girls at the Mines of West Cornwall, by Lynne Mayers, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 41 pages, 153mm x 229mm paperback.

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The North Coast Bal Maidens - Women and Girls at the Mines (Portreath to Padstow), by Lynne Mayers, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 31 pages, 153mm x 229mm paperback.

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The St Austell Bal Maidens - Women and Girls at the Mines and Clay Works of the St Austell Area, by Lynne Mayers, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 36 pages, 153mm x 229mm paperback.

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The Tamar Bal Maidens - Women and Girls at the Mines, Smelters, and Clay Works of the Tamar Area, by Lynne Mayers, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 32 pages, 153mm x 229mm paperback.

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The Godolphin Bal Maidens - Women and Girls at the Mines of the Mount's Bay Area, by Lynne Mayers, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 28 pages, 153mm x 229mm paperback.

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Methods of Tin and Copper Dressing in Cornwall, by James Henderson 1858, transcribed by Lynne Mayers 2016, published by Blaize Bailey Books. 48 page A5 saddle-stitched paperback booklet transcribed from the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1858, with all the original Henderson drawings computer enhanced. New and improved Third Edition March 2016

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Other articles and presentations by Lynne Mayers include:
Balmaidens Paper presented to St Gerrans & Porthscatho Old Cornwall Society, by Margaret George (for Lynne Mayers) 8th March 2017
Balmaidens of the Godolphin Mines Paper presented to The Godolphin Trust at Townshend Village Hall, 10th October 2016
When Dynasties Divide; Lynne Mayers Cornwall Family History Society Journal 161. September 2016
When Cornish Miners went to Wales; Lynne Mayers Cornwall Family History Society Journal 160. June 2016
Crucible Making: The People; Lynne Mayers China Clay History Society Newsletter, No 42, Feb 2016, p. 8
Bal Maidens Paper presented at National Trust, East Pool Mine, 8th October 2015; 14th April 2016
Kennall Vale Paper Mill in Cornwall Part II; Crocker A, Mayers L The Quarterly Journal of the British Association of Paper Historians, No 93, Jan 2015 pp.37-44
Wartime Sacrifices: Gone but not Forgotten- or Were They; Lynne Mayers & Marion Walker My Cornwall, Dec 2014/Jan 2015, vol 2, Issue 27, p. 9
Kennall Vale: Cornwall's Longest Running Paper Mill; Mayers L & Crocker A RIC Journal, 2014 pp. 7-21
Kennall Vale Paper Mill in Cornwall Part I; Crocker A & Mayers L The Quarterly Journal of the British Association of Paper Historians, No 92 October 2014 pp. 1-6
Kennall Vale Paper Mill; Crocker A & Mayers L Journal of the Trevithick Society, No 41 pp. 49-72
Balmaidens of the Launceston Area Paper presented to Polyphant Ladies' Group, March 2014
St Agnes to St Issey: Balmaidens of the North Coast Paper presented to Newquay Old Cornwall Society, September 2013
The Women and Children of the Kennall Vale Industries
Paper presented to Constantine History Group, September 20th 2013
Remembered at Last (A Tribute to Eliza Jane Hall, Bal Maiden)
Cornwall FHS Journal. No. 149 September 2013 pp13-15
Bal Maidens of the North Coast
Paper presented to Newquay Old Cornwall Society. March 19th 2013
Miners, Mid-wives and Mathematicians
Paper presented to the Balwest History Society at Balwest, 28th September 2012
Bal Maidens, the Women and Girls of the Cornish Mines
Paper presented at Geevor Tin Mine Museum, April 2012
Bal Maidens of the Tamar Mining District
Paper presented to the Calstock Local History Society, 24th September 2011
Voices from the Dressing Floor, Surface Workers and the Methodist Influence
Paper presented to the Cornish Methodist Association at Truro, 28th October 2010
The Godolphin Bal Maidens
Paper presented to the Balwest History Society at Balwest, 29th October 2010
Bal Maidens & Bal Boys in St Agnes
Article in the Journal of the St Agnes Museum Trust, No 17 June 2010
Bal Maidens
Paper presented to the Bristol Cornish Association at Bristol, 13th March 2010
Women and Children of the Cornish Mining Industries
Paper presented to the Balwest History Society at Balwest, 29th October 2009
The Bal Maidens of Cornwall
Paper presented London Cornish Association, October 2008
Women of the Tamar Mining Industries
Paper presented to the NAMHO Conference at Morwelham, June 2007
The Bal Maidens of St Austell
Paper presented to the China Clay History Society at Wheal Martyn, November, 2006
The Bal Maidens of Carn Brea
Paper presented to the Carn Brea Mining History Society at Pool, November 2006
Women in a Man’s World (Mine Managers etc.)
Cornwall Family History Journal, No. 120, June 2006, pp. 4-5
The Balwest Bal Maidens
Paper presented to the Balwest History Society at Balwest, April 2006
William Murrish and the Bolingey Wesleyans
Journal of the Cornish Methodist Historical Association, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2006, pp. 160-3
The Counthouse Women

Cornwall Family History Journal, No. 117, September 2005,p. 5

Bal Maidens – The Women and Girls of the Cornish Mines
Paper presented at the Kernewek Lowender Seminar ‘Notable Cornish Women’, at Kadina, 2005
Women in Mining
Paper presented to the National Association of Mining History Organisations Regional Research Seminar, in Exeter, 2005
Mining and Methodism – from the 1842 Royal Commission
Journal of the Cornish Methodist Historical Association Vol. 10, No. 3, 2005, pp. 106-8
Women and Children at the Smelters, Foundries and Assay Offices of Cornwall
Cornwall Family History Journal No. 114, December 2004, pp. 34-35
Discovering Bal Maidens
Carn Brea Mining Society Newsletter, December 2004, No. 53, pp. 10-12
Bal Maidens in St. Ives
St. Ives Trust Archive Study Centre News, Summer 2004, p. 9 and Autumn 2004, p. 9
A Dangerous Place to Work
(Women and Children at the Explosives Works etc.) Cornwall Family History Journal, No. 111, March 2004, pp.4-7
Cornish Fishwives
Cornwall Family History Journal, No. 110, December 2003, pp. 4-5
Bal Maidens of the Tamar Valley
Tamar History, No. 19, Spring 2000, pp. 3-5

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