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. Continue reading “The shops that grandma used”

The Newlyn Archive receives lottery fund support

A PROJECT set up to integrate the West Cornwall Art Archive into the Newlyn Archive and make its contents available to a wider audience has received much-needed funding to support it over the coming year. The Newlyn Archive, which operates the project, has been given £3,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as £1750 from the Trustees of the old West Cornwall Archive and £250 from local benefactors. The West Cornwall Art Archive is a collection of documents related to the history of art and artists in Newlyn and other areas of West Cornwall. Formerly housed at the Hypatia Trust, it was officially handed to the Newlyn Archive in April 2012. Volunteers from the 200-strong Friends of the Newlyn Archive are sorting through the material, contained in 60 boxes and a number of filing cabinets, and listing it for integration with existing archival material about Newlyn’s rich art history.