An afternoon in St Ives, Cornwall

Local history-tastic!

The Cornish weather took a turn for the worse, so we checked out the attractions of St Ives.

Looking down Tregenna Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, April 2004

 

First stop was the Library to avail ourselves of the free internet access- unfortunately, I spent most of my free time writing to the wankers responsible for filtering urban75 off the library system. The tossers.

Next stop was the fabulous St Ives Museum, a completely bonkers public display of the contents of a thousand attics.

It seems just about anything even remotely connected to St Ives can guarantee a warm welcome at this museum- old pen knives, stuffed animals and bits of knitting…

Next up was a trip up Tregenna Hill for the local Archive Society’s showing of 1950s 16mm footage of St Ives.

It was interesting, but they were a bit of an odd bunch – very old England, middle class, cups of tea church hall stuff.

We’re now enjoying a coffee in the top floor café at the Tate, looking over the golden sands of Porthmeor Beach.

Which is nice!

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