Open Day 17th September

Saturday 17th of September from 10am till 2 pm
After a 3 year wait on September 17th at the Centre, Chywoone Hill, our usual exhibition space, the Archive was pleased to announce its open day celebrating Newlyn‘s fishing trades. The doors opened at 10 am and a steady stream of visitors came to see the display: 128 in total.

Visitors enjoying the net making

There were cakes for sale; a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses; the children’s quiz and activity table; a live net making demonstration; films and media productions; information boards and the book launch for our latest publication of the history of the St Peter’s Players.

Throughout the four hours there was a buzz in the room as people met up with friends and chatted about the local history on display.

A good number of children took part in the quiz and received small prizes for their efforts.

Some comments overheard on the day:
“Oh I’m so pleased you’re doing the open days again! We missed them…“
“The quiz was a good idea. It gave us something to do and we learned more about Newlyn..“
“The harbour logs (seen on the right) are full of fascinating information, so glad the Archive has held onto them and kept them safe”.

The harbour logs being well looked after

The new book on the history of St Peter’s Players proved very popular on the day and we ran out of copies but it can be purchased from the Archive in Newlyn and from our website, along with our other popular publications.

A founder member of the Players