Featuring St Ives in days gone by
ST IVES Archive is set to hold its annual open day next month, giving visitors the chance to look back at the town in days gone by.
The history of St Ives' fishing, shipping, art and entertainment will be depicted in a slide show throughout the afternoon on Wednesday, September 11.
There will also be the opportunity for anyone interested in discovering their own heritage to get advice on researching their family history from experienced volunteers.
Archive volunteer Nigel Jeyes and his team have selected the most interesting and appropriate photographs from the archive to illustrate a diverse group of subjects.
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He said: "I am sure all our visitors will find plenty to interest them in these displays."
Volunteer Pam Badman will be showing part of her extensive research into the timeline of ownership and occupancy in Pudding Bag Lane and St Peters Street.
The open day coincides with the launch of My St Ives – Gone But Not Forgotten, a book by local writer Donald Perkin, who will attend the event.
The aim of the open day is to highlight the role the archive plays in preserving the heritage and history of the town and the surrounding area.
Being a charitable organisation, the archive works closely with the community, engaging with the town council, local schools, colleges and other educational establishments, with strong links to libraries, museums, art galleries and archives in St Ives and throughout Cornwall.
The open day is being held at the Western Hotel, Royal Square, from 11am to 3pm.
Admission is free and a selection of refreshments will be on sale, along with books, postcards and photographs from the archives.
For more information, contact Rachel Opie by calling 01736 796408 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org