It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Friend of the Archive, George Bednar. He was a very private person and there are few personal details about him on record. He contributed a great deal of material to the West Cornwall Art Archive when it was with the Hypatia Trust. He has also given a huge amount to the West Cornwall Art Archive since it joined the Newlyn Archive. This includes the great collection of birth and death certificates that he collected for his comprehensive index of the Newlyn School artists in ‘Every Corner was a Picture’ which is now available free to download from the internet.