There are no Memories posted yet for Maypole - why not be the first!
Memories of Isles of Scilly
My Ancestors Were Hotelkeepers Here
My Great Grand Aunt Sarah Holgate, née Barnes, came here with her husband Benjamin in the 1870s to run the hotel (from Manchester). Benjamin died in 1877 and Sarah stayed in charge until sometime in the 1890s because in the 1901 census she is retired in Newquay. I am descended from Sarah's brother, George Barnes, who went to London and became a brewery manager somewhere south of the Thames (it is assumed because of census locations.) George married a girl from a very old Kent family called Caroline Wood and one of their daughters, Edith Mary Barnes (1871-1954) married my grandfather, Dr Robert Douglas Muir. So the world turns.
Guests in 1891
My gt grandmother, Eliza Catherine Bevans, and her family were guests in the hotel in 1891. Their father was the divisional carpenter at the coast guard there.
They show in the same census page as the lady mentioned in the post above/
The Ferry From Penzance to The Scilly Isles
I spent my summer holidays in Cornwall in 1958. Two whole weeks on a farm just to the north of Marazion was not my idea of excitement, so I was not looking forward to it. However, things improved when we got there for two reasons. Firstly, there was another family also booked in for their holidays, and they had a rather charming daughter of my age - where are you now Elizabeth Armstrong, and do you remember trying to push wet seaweed down my swimming trunks?! Secondly, my mum and dad took me on a days outing on the ferry from Penzance to the Scilly Isles. For this young and inexperienced traveller, it was quite awe inspiring to find we were totally out of sight of any land for part of the trip. While we were there, I had an accident as some lads were throwing stones in the sea, and I got hit on the back of the head by a heavy pebble. I was taken to a nearby chemist shop... Read more
We're very pleased and excited by your response so far to our "Share your Memories" community.
You've shared 45,540 memories of 6,860 towns & villages across the UK - keep them coming!
Simply search for your favourite places to read others' memories and share your own.
Tips & Ideas
Not sure what to write?
It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:
How does it feature in your personal history?
What are your best memories of this place?
How has it changed over the years?
How does it feel, seeing these old photos of your favourite place?
Do you remember stories about the local community, its history and people?
It's easy to add your own memories and reconnect with your shared local history. Search for your favourite places and look for the orange "Add your Memory" icon to begin.
Places this week
Here are some of the places you've shared memories of this week:
- Winsford, Cheshire
- Battersea, Greater London
- Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
- South Tidworth, Hampshire
- Buckhurst Hill, Essex
- Framfield, East Sussex
- Birstwith, North Yorkshire
- Sowerby, West Yorkshire
- Heath Town, West Midlands
- Wealdstone, Middlesex
- Chudleigh Knighton, Devon
- Gresford, Clwyd
- Accrington, Lancashire
- Abertysswg, Gwent
- Queensbury, West Yorkshire
- Aveley, Essex
- Harold Hill, Essex
- Bothel, Cumbria
- Romford, Essex
- Gate Burton, Lincolnshire
- ... and lots more - Browse this week's memories now.
To jump straight to the memories you have added already to the Community, click here