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Geoff Morris ocean belle Hubert morris ocean ranger Reg tribillcock winnie shark fishing with Hubert caught 6ft 6in blue 1958 have photo.spent 2weeks August 47-48 Winnie every day with Reg stayed at st Columbia minor by strongman baker delicious bread,also stayed with 3rd Morris brother on road to headland happy days lusty glaze with (...Read full memory)

I worked here in the summer of 1968 as waitress in the restaurant (and afternoon teas by the pool!) Great memories, lots of fun with my friend Pat Wathey, working hard all day then dancing the night away and then having to climb in through a downstairs bedroom window after curfew!! A lovely hotel, my first taste of luxury, albeit not as a guest. Such a shame I cant revisit.

HOLIDAYS, WITH MY UNCLE HARRY HUXTABLE AND AUNTY LILL - AND THEIR SIX LOVELY DAUGHTERS; PLAYING WITH BRIDGET ROSEVEAR AND HER BROTHER PETER FROM THE TOBACCONIST/BARBER SHOP , SWIMMING IN THE HARBOUR AND TOWAN BEACH. THE BOWLING GREEN, HAWKEYS COACHES, RAWLE'S FISH AND CHIPS, AND OH SO MANY MORE!

Spent many happy hours on Killacourt Putting Green - late '60s/early '70s. Remember when it was 6d. a round & my best round, I think, was 34! There was a choice of putter - the traditional or the modern green-handled flathead.

Not sure which year(s) but remember being part of a group from Newquay School that sang in Minstrels Gallery at Christmas. Also remember warm mince-pies afterwards!

Reckon there's a Northey wielding those oars!

My parents were friends of the Lukes and as my father was in the war, and Birmingham was getting more bombing, it was decided to send me down to auntie Dorothy. I enjoyed down there, although I was only 4yrs old I still remember how on a Sunday afternoon we would walk down Fore Street and then along to the (...Read full memory)

I remember there used to be a old MTb boat down on the creek I think she was called The Ada. I heard that there was a storm down there and she was torn from her moorings. As a child on holiday with my parents I used to go down there and sit on her decks drinking home made lemonade - I can taste it now 50 yrs on.

I grew up in Newquay - and Trenance Boating Lake was a favourite haunt. There were rowing boats, and some motor boats were added at some point. As I was only 5 in 1960, I was restricted to the paddle boats- which were in an adjacent "lake". They had two handles, one each side, which you turned (a bit like pedals), to (...Read full memory)

My uncle Geoff Morris lived down at the Gannell with his wife Lillian. He used to take the tourists out in his boat shark fishing from Newquay Harbour in the summer. We also had the greasy pole sports event at the harbour every summer. You and your opponent would sit facing one another on the pole with a filled sack each to (...Read full memory)