Farewell to the bell

The Wheal Coates Bell
The Wheal Coates Bell in its new home

After more than 25 years at the Museum, the Wheal Coates Bell now hangs in pride of place in the Wheal Coates Tearoom on Beacon Drive at Bungay Barn and, in a small way, it continues to promote the Museum.

If only what it promotes were true! With neither café nor Museum currently open, we all wait for the outcome of our efforts to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus before we can enjoy such luxuries as tea in the company of others.

In the meantime, we wish the operators of the new café all the very best; there was definitely a gap in the market in this ‘dry spot’ between Chapel Porth and Trevaunance Cove, one that the tearoom certainly looks set to fill. I am sure that it will appeal to a huge number of walkers many of whom will hopefully return to the village via the Museum.