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About the Newlyn Archive

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  • The Newlyn Archive is a collection of material about Newlyn. The purpose of the archive is to collect, preserve, store and share stories, documents, and pictures relating to the history of Newlyn from distant times until today.
  • Friends of the Newlyn Archive are actively involved in creating and fashioning the Newlyn Archive by participating in events, adding to the archive resources, or taking responsibility for research in particular areas of the archive.
  • Friends of the Archive elect a committee of volunteers that includes a chairman, treasurer, secretary, and six ordinary committee members, four of whom take responsibility for membership, local liaison, publicity and telephone contact. The archivist is an ex officio member of the committee.
  • Four annual Open Days, with free admission, focus on a chosen theme, and enable people to enjoy and learn from the archive holdings.
  • Amongst the Friends of the Archive, are a number of people who are willing to display and discuss their very considerable private archives at the Open Days.
  • The Archive also provides exhibition material at annual public events held locally such as the Newlyn Fish Festival16 and the Party on the Pier (British Tourism) or at one‐off events such as the Passmore Edward Centenary that was held at Newlyn Art Gallery in 2011.
  • A wide range of people including young people are involved in particular projects. Children from Newlyn School and the Newlyn Brownie Pack from Trinity Centre have played an active part in projects on chosen themes, both learning from and contributing to this community archive.
  • Members of partner institutions like the Newlyn Art Gallery and Penlee House Gallery have participated in Newlyn Archive Open Days