(above) Fundraising group, 5/11/1953. The Smugglers Loft Club raised money for British Empire Cancer Fund by organising a massive November 5 Bonfire with a 12ft Smuggler Guy. The people in the photo include Douglas Williams, Gerald Ninnis, Annette Wilyer, Vaughan Pender, Horton Bolitho, Ken Walker, John Peake, Barbara Jewell, Phyllis Peters, and Graham Paul (Douglas Williams Collection).
The committee of the Newlyn Archive for 2015 say Happy New Year to all our Friends. 2014 was a tremendous year for the archive and thanks go to the support of its Friends and that important annual fiver they pay. This year the funds were increased to provide for an increase in archive holdings and the publication of our new book, Newlyn at Play, by the generosity of the Cooperative Community Fund, Cornwall 100 Club, Cornwall Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Penzance Council, the Q Fund, and WH Lane and Sons. The £5000 raised has been spent and accounted for to the satisfaction of the funders, so we are all clear for another project in 2015. Do send us any ideas you have for this. We have also been given a tremendous amount of new material this year. The photo above is one example. Do look at the updated catalogues for other examples.
The first Open Day is upon us in under three weeks, on February 7th when we are looking at Love and Marriage in a Fishing Village – quite a challenging subject for an archive – so it is great that we have some very competent family historians amongst our Friends. The poster for this will be available in a few days but in the meantime here is a reminder about the Open Days planned for 2015.
Newlyn Archive Programme of Open Days 2015
Saturday 7 February 2015, 10am-3.30 pm. 'Love and Marriage in a Fishing Village'. Main Hall, Trinity Centre, Chywoone Hill
Saturday 11 April 2015, 10am-3.30 pm. 'Farming the forgotten trade'. Main Hall, Trinity Centre, Chywoone Hill
Saturday 18 July 2015, 10am-3.30 pm. 'When the Quarry Guns sounded'. Main Hall, Trinity Centre, Chywoone Hill.
Friday 2 October, 1pm-7pm and Saturday 3 October 2015, 10am-3.30 pm. 'Where the artists lived and painted'. Main Hall, Trinity Centre, Chywoone Hill
and on Friday evening 2 October 7pm-8.30pm. Lecture 'Where the artists lived and painted' by Pam Lomax. Wheal Betsy Room, Trinity Centre, Chywoone Hill