The next Open Day NEWLYN and the SEA on Friday & Saturday April 11-12 2014, 10.00-3.00 at Trinity Centre Newlyn is a two-day event so we hope everyone can get there. The exhibition of old photos and historical memorabilia deals with the many facets of Newlyn’s relationship with the sea.
We have done a lot of work getting together the story of the Lifeboats that served Newlyn, originally based at Penzance and Wherrytown, then at Newlyn for a short period (1907-1913) then at Penlee Point for 23 years and then back to Newlyn in 1983.
The old photo above shows where the Lifeboat was located at Wherrytown in the very early days. The coastguard station is on the left and the row of cottages on the right was sometimes called Coastguards Row. Below you can see the old Lifeboat ‘Richard Lewis’, which was stationed at Wherrytown 1865-1884 with the coastguard station behind.
The exhibition also contains items about the old Admiralty Boathouse at Newlyn which once housed the rocket wagon, the Newlyn Fishermen’s Mission, famous boats like the Mystery and the Rosebud, the Stevenson fishing fleet, the homes of Newlyn’s Master Mariners and many other things. Do put the date in your diary.