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All visitors to Newquay make their way to Crantock "churchtown", situated on the western side of the Gannel, a small tidal stream which is crossed by means of a plank bridge.
They had told the one who came to the farm that Mr. Somers had driven to town, and Mrs. Somers they had seen going across the fields to churchtown.
It was a rainy afternoon in January, and a boisterous north-wester blew the Atlantic weather in our teeth as we mounted the rise over Vellingey churchtown.
It was a wild but singularly attractive view from Peter Churchtown, for the simple Cornish folk did not trouble themselves to say "Saint," but invariably added to every village that boasted a church the name of churchtown.
It was especially applied to the ` cluster of houses adjoining the church, 'in full the churchtown.