The Newlyn Archive is a collection of material about Newlyn.
The purpose of the archive is to collect, preserve, store and share stories, documents, and pictures relating to the history of Newlyn from distant times until today.
William Badcock was one of the crew of seven men who sailed the lugger Mystery to Australia in 1854. Here he is back in Newlyn with his wife Harriet.
Newlyn Archive activities
A wide range of people including young people are involved in particular projects, both learning from and contributing to their community archive.
Here the children from Newlyn School are accompanied by archive secretary Mary Ellery on a walk along the Tolcarne Stream as part of the Bygone Newlyn Project in 2011.
Become a Friend of the Newlyn Archive.
Friends of the Newlyn Archive are actively involved in creating and fashioning the Newlyn Archive by participating in events, adding to the archive resources, or taking responsibility for research in particular areas of the archive.
Linda Holmes is a Friend of the Archive whose Penwith family roots go back to the seventeenth century. Here she is with membership secretary Diane Tredinnick talking to a visitor at the June 2010 Open Day Newlyn at War.
Friends of the Newlyn Archive
Amongst the Friends of the Archive, are a number of people who are willing to display and discuss their very
considerable private archives at the Open Days.
Here a small group of Friends listen to Jeff Richards (seated middle) as he shows his album of Newlyn
postcards at the Open Day Fishing at Newlyn held in February 2010.
Four annual Open Days, with free admission, focus on a chosen theme, and enable people to enjoy and learn from the archive holdings.
Here are people at the Newlyn Family Open Day held in November 2011; they are engrossed with the old school photographs showing classes from the Wesleyan School, Newlyn Board School, Trewarveneth Infants andTolcarne School (now Newlyn School).
Friends of the Archive elect a committee of volunteers that includes a chairman, treasurer, secretary, and six ordinary committee members, four of whom take responsibility for membership, local liaison, publicity and telephone contact. The archivist is an ex officio member of the committee.
Here is treasurer, Ron Hogg outside the Fishermen’s Rest where the archive held its exhibition as part of theParty on the Pier in March 2012.
Partner institutions like the Newlyn Art Gallery and Penlee House Gallery have participated in Newlyn Archive Open Days.
Here a member of the team at Newlyn Art Gallery works with a child on a project about Seaside Voices at the Open Day Faces of Newlyn held in January 2010.
The Archive also provides exhibition material at annual public events held locally such as the Newlyn Fish Festival and the Party on the Pier (British Tourism) or at one‐off events such as the Passmore Edward Centenary that was held at Newlyn Art Gallery in 2011.
Here is Jan Ruhrmund the Penzance Mayor signing the visitors book with Pam Lomax (seated) at the Newlyn Fish Festival, August 2010.