St Ives, Barnoon Hill 1898

Memories of St Ives


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 (...Read full memory)

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.

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.

I found an old postcard of Porthminster Beach recently in a charity shop in Devon. I was intrigued by the message, it was addressed to a Miss Johnson at Pedn Olva House and something tragic had obviously happened as it talked of being 'verily verily sad' and 'great sorrow'. I would love to know more, or even to pass it on to the family.

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