Museum flies the flag at Coronation Day party

The Museum stall at the Miners’ & Mechanics’ Institute

Saturday 6 May 2023

The Museum was invited, along with other charities, to have a free stall  at the Miners’ & Mechanics’ Institute for an Indoor Street Party on Coronation Day when the Coronation itself was shown on a big screen in the café. A Brass Band entertained and a choir sang outside when the  televised event had ended.  The other stallholder was the Old Cornwall Society, there in a promotional capacity.

Mike and Lynn Furness brought a selection of items from the Museum Shop for our stall and Clare Murton operated Roger Radcliffe’s powerpoint with a display of local photographs. You may be able to make out Bawden Rocks on the screen in the photograph.

With his Old Cornwall Society hat on Clive Benney also displayed numerous Ken Young photographs from the 50s and 60s, a taster for his forthcoming book about Ken Young which we hope to be selling at the Museum.

Children’s activities in a side room, including “Make your own crown” were popular.

The Museum took just short of £80 and welcomed a new Member.

We are grateful to Mike, Lynn and Clare for giving up their time and “flying the flag for the Museum”.