‘Peter’s blowin’ was the word that went round Newlyn when the foghorn sounded on the South Pier. Peter Hosking was the sailmaker who lived at Green Rocks. The foghorn would be blown every minute when Peter could no longer see the promenade through the fog. Peter Kneebone Hosking (1873-1957) was
We were sorry to hear of the death of Billy Stevenson who has been such a prominent figure in the recent history of Newlyn Harbour. We thought it would be appropriate to share this wonderful picture with Friends of the Archive. It was taken in 2004 by Glyn Richards who
This is a photo from Old Newlyn. The Pixie Cabin was down a short alleyway tucked between Barclays Bank and a building one door away, Job Morris’s vegetable shop (now the Newlyn pharmacy). The rear of the Pixie Cabin sat on the banks of the River Coombe where children played
Jerry Thompson took his life in his hands to erect the new sign for the Newlyn Archive on the Boathouse, using the brackets that had once held the old post office sign. After much consultation with the committee Jerry has designed and created the most wonderful emblem for our archive.
On 21 October the Archive organised a talk in the Trinity Centre by Janet Axten, a St Ives historian. Janet talked about Newlyn in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the women who helped create the international silk company. Cryséde started life in Newlyn because the owners identified
Rachel Scott has kindly donated her great grandmother’s postcard book to the Archive. Her great grandmother Bertha Winterbon was a trained nurse and a member of the Friends Ambulance Unit and served at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Dunkirk during the First World War.
Henry Martin’s painting is reproduced in a new book that the Archive has published. The book, Walk Newlyn, costs £5. Order Forms for the new book are available on the Website. Picture: Henry Martin, Breakneck Alley, private collection. We were surprised at how much has changed in Newlyn since earlier
The Tonkins cottage was on the southern corner of Gwavas Terrace which consisted of a number of dwellings. There was a small strip of garden at the front and two front doors; one led to the Tonkins cottage and the other to that of their nearest neighbour. The other dwellings