Unique harbour seat arrives at the Museum

Very early on the morning of 4 June, at low tide, a long-planned operation to retrieve a granite block from the harbour ruins at Trevaunance Cove, with the kind permission of the Duchy of Cornwall and the Blunsdon family, got underway.

Harbour stone being removed from Trevaunance Cove
Harbour stone being removed from Trevaunance Cove

Using a tele-handler from Acland Plant the block was scooped up and driven to the Museum, escorted by our Chairman, Roger Radcliffe, whose idea this was, and Vice Chairman, Clive Benney. 

By 8 o’clock the block had been lifted into the Museum and was being rolled along the floor on short lengths of scaffolding pole. By 8.30 it was perfectly installed in our VR booth ready for visitors to sit on and be transported in comfort to the north wall of St Agnes harbour in 1904. We can’t wait to share it with visitors

Roger Radcliffe, Clive Benney and Peter Thomas guiding the harbour stone into place

Shown, guiding the block, are Roger Radcliffe, Clive Benney and Peter Thomas, our Journal Editor.

The Miner With A Camera

Clive Benney’s new book about miner and photographer Sammy Solway is now available to buy.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the Museum is not open to visit and buy a copy but you can order it at St Agnes Museum online shop.

The Miner With A Camera

It has many previously unseen photographs of St Agnes, Mithian, Trevellas, Cross Coomb and Perranporth.

It is a fascinating story about how this young man, whose aim was to enhance his mining wages, bought a camera and captured so much otherwise unrecorded history.

220 pages including 245 photographs.

Not to be missed.