The shops that grandma used

The Shops that Grandma Used and the Pubs where Grandpa Drank

November 17, 2012 10.00-3.00 at Trinity Centre, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn TR18 5AR

Download the PDF of the event  pdfthe-shops-that-grandma-used.pdf

Do you know which shops your grandma used? Are they still there today? Today’s Newlyn shops have helped to sponsor this Open Day, which is the fourth and final Newlyn Archive Open Day of the year and it will be the most exciting. Our Archive detectives have been busily searching for evidence of the shops, cafés, restaurants and inns that existed in the past. We have found many premises that were once shops and now we need your help to identify the shopkeepers and innkeepers that kept them.

One very good source of information has been the paintings of the Newlyn Colony of Artists who first came to Newlyn in the 1880s. The artists seem to have been fascinated by the shops and have left behind many paintings that are not only beautiful but add significantly to the history of Newlyn shops.

Like all our Open Days this is an interactive exhibition and there will be opportunities to add your memories to our records and identify and name some of the shopkeepers, shops and locations that have escaped our archive detectives.

Children from Newlyn School are helping us with this topic so come and see what they have discovered about the shops that their grandmas used.


  • The Open Day will be followed by the Newlyn Archive AGM at 3.15pm.
  • From 6.00-8.00 there is an evening entertainment of poetry and slides about Newlyn for Friends of the Archive in the Café at the Newlyn Art Gallery. Friends’ entry is free. Visitors £5 each.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS J Barron & Son Newsagents. J Lovell Greengrocer. Bowjey Stores. Newlyn Cheese & Charcuterie. Duke St Café. The Interior Design Shop. The Fisherman’s Arms. Plants for all Seasons. Newlyn Pharmacy. The Red Lion Inn. The Smugglers Restaurant. Tolcarne Motors.