Tithe maps raise over £1,200 for the Looe Lifeboat Appeal
Jenny Wallis and members of St Martin by Looe parish council visited Looe Lifeboat Station to formally present the proceeds from the sale of Tithe maps
What is in a name? Millendraught, now Millendreath is derived from ‘Mill on the shore’. Jenny Wallis a keen local historian was interested in researching the location of this Celtic tide mill. This was over 18 years ago and Jenny’s research snowballed into the production of a Tithe map for St Martin by Looe parish. Jenny explains that the original 1840 map is handwritten and degraded. It is in the County Record Office who digitalised the tithe maps as a Millenium project and presented the Parish Council with a copy. Jenny has used this to recreate the map adding details of place-names and landownership from the register.
Jenny’s family have connections with Lifeboats through the Hope Cove independent station and after discussion with St Martin by Looe parish councillors she offered the map for sale, donating all the proceeds to our Looe Lifeboat Appeal.
On Wednesday 6 July 2022, Jenny, with Charles Hyde and Robert Henly, the clerk and chair of the parish council, visited Looe Lifeboat Station to formally present £668.55, the proceeds from the direct sale of the maps. Her maps have also been sold through our shop and other outlets in the town and in total, sales have raised over £1,200 for the lifeboat appeal.
Met at the station by Ian Foster, volunteer lifeboat press officer and other members of our RNLI volunteer crew, we thanked Jenny for her very generous donation and showed them the D Class inshore lifeboat Ollie Naismith
For anyone with an interest in the history of Looe, we still have a small stock of the Tithe maps available for purchase in our shop. The original CD with download is in Looe Library. Jenny will be happy to give talks about the map while preparing her book on the landscape of Looe.
Notes to editors
· Charles Hyde, Jenny Wallis and Robert Henly with Looe RNLI volunteer crew Goron Jones and Tom Peat.
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster
· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith
· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk
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