St Ives, On The Beach 1890
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Local conditions demanded local design ingenuity. St Ives fishermen favoured flat-bottomed craft that remained upright at low water in the harbour surf. Many Cornish boats had pointed sterns so that more could be packed like sardines into the tiny harbours west of the Lizard. The children are on a Sunday School outing.

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A Selection of Memories from St Ives

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from St Ives

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I think in this difficult year of 2020 our thoughts go back to happier times. I was searching for Pednolva House, St Ives when I came across this link. My family and I spent all the summers from 1980 to 1986 with Miss Johnson at Pednolva House. She had converted the family house into two upstairs flats whilst at that time living downstairs. Although the flats were very basic they were perfect for a young ...see more
In 1969 we visited St Ives in Cornwall for our annual summer holidays but on this occasion due to it being a last minute decision we had not booked our accommodation. Travelling from Bedfordshire in those days was considered by most to be a bit of a trek and it was usual to stop-over but we chose to plough- on arriving in the early evening. After enjoying a quick cuppa we set out to find a B&B but we were ...see more
This granite archway (just off the Digey) once marked the entranceway to an old Manor House belonging to the Hicks family. The area beyond the arch is still known as Hicks Court.
The alleyway to the left was known as "Pudding Bag Lane" (only one way in and one way out!). The correct name was Capel Court however. The area ( to the everlasting shame of the town council), was swept away in the 1930s for 'redevelopment'. The area it occupied is now a car park at the rear on The Sloop Inn.