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Review of Open Day, 11/4/2015

Written by archive. Posted in Newlyn Archive News

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We were delighted to see the 127 people at the Open Day on 'Farming, a Forgotten Trade' on Saturday 11 April. There were many new faces and it is good to know that the message about the subject of the open days is reaching such a wide audience.

Two visitors from outside the area were particularly delighted with the displays and told Andrew Gordon, 'There was so much to see and read. We really needed a second visit'. They thought that it was really helpful to have pads and pens available so that they could make notes. They were able to discover many interesting pieces of information which they were keen to pass on to relatives and friends. It was, they concluded, 'wonderful!' Although they no longer live locally, their family once lived and worked in Mousehole and Newlyn.

Another welcome visitor was Jim Hosking, whose books 'People & Places in Paul Parish' and 'People, Places & Past Events in St Buryan' were important sources of information on the topic of our exhibition. He was able to tell some interesting stories about some of the events illustrated in the displays.

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For the archivist, Pam Lomax the most rewarding moment was when Gerald Williams found that the missing name on the photo of potato pickers at Lower Trembath Farm was that of his mother Vera Williams! This missing information has now been added.

The next exhibition looks like being a really interesting event so please put the date in your diary and come along. Saturday 18 July 2015, 10am-3.00 pm. 'When the Quarry Guns sounded' Main Hall, Trinity Centre, Chywoone Hill