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Report on the Open Day

Written by archive. Posted in Newlyn Archive News

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Christopher Laughton took this wonderful photo of the Archive Open day at Trinity on Saturday 6th September. 114 visitors visited the exhibition which was about 'The people who made the harbour'.

Sue Roach, who organised the rota, reported that 'the day was busy and lively and the boards were full of interesting records of events and people from the earliest times to the opening of the present-day fish market by Princess Diana in the 1980s. A more poignant board told of the loss of the fishing boat Jane, which lead eventually to the building of the South Pier, the first extension of the original Harbour deemed to be the oldest structure now in Newlyn. Visitors were very impressed by the exhibition generally and comments such as 'excellent as usual' 'great: very interesting' and 'extremely impressive' featured in the comments book'.

Our opening at the Boathouse, Tuesday- Friday mornings 9.30-12, has also been very successful. We have had many visitors and added a considerable amount of new information to the archive. Many people have also become new Friends of the Archive. It seems that being in the centre of Newlyn has been a great boost to the Archive and if you have not made a visit yet, please call in.

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