Memories of Holywell Bay
Since the early 1960s my parents began taking the family to stay at the home of John and Sheila Penna, and they eventually created the Pennasville holiday homes. When at Taunton School in circa 1965 I stayed at the camp with the school's CCF brigade! I got bitten by some bug one night in the ear, and was ...Read full memory
Used to ride our ponies from Perranporth to Newquay, the only obstacle in our way was the Army camp at Penhale. We solved the problem by jumping the fence riding past numeroous tents and exiting by the Holywell gate. Wonder if any of those camped there remember us.
Penhale Camp is situated towards the northern end of Penhale Sands and the Ministry of Defence owns this which is used as an army training area. In the summer of 1969 I had just transferrred to 39th Signal Regiment and was billeted at this camp which I remember as really great! Excellent ...Read full memory