Photos of St Ives twenty years ago – beach, harbour, countryside and sea scenes from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

With the coronavirus lock-down meaning there’s little prospect of any travelling in the foreseeable future, I thought I’d have a delve through my photo archives.

Here’s a selection of 25 photos from a lovely holiday spent in the Cornwall seaside town of St Ives back in April 2000.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

The branch line that runs from St Erth to St Ives is one of the most glorious in England, hugging the coast as it winds to its tiny terminus.

See photo feature: St Ives railway station: then and now.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Back in 2000, my camera gear comprised of a Sony Cybershot DSC-F55E compact, which came with a natty swivelling lens assembly and captured images at a breathtaking 2.1MP.

Read my review of the camera from 1999 here.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Lifeguard look out.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Close up details.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Beautiful sunset.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

On the road.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Lighthouse, St Ives harbour.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Low tide in the harbour.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Sculpture, Tate St Ives.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

End of the day.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Lifeboat station.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Night time on the beach.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

On the last day, the rain came.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

St Erth is a cracking country junction station, with its Victorian era mechanical signalling still intact.

See photo feature on St Erth here.

St Ives 20 years ago - photos of the Cornish town from April 2000

Heading home in the pouring rain.

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