Saturday, 8 August 2009

Bicentenary Exhibition

All week following the celebrations last Saturday there has been an exhibition in St Mary's Church and on the last afternoon we finally made time to get in and have a look around. It was full of lovely old photos of Portreath and exhibits which showed all the mining connections to the village.


There was a working model of the incline which was a very important part of Portreath history ...




The railway network in Portreath in 1879 ...

Also at the exhibition was Captain Gordon Greenslade who captained the last Portreath boat the SS Isleman ...

which sailed from the harbour with stocks of tin and copper. He was made famous last year when Ty Pennington came to the village for a television programme and the new childrens' playground was renamed Greenslade Park. He is in his nineties and loves to tell stories of his working life - such a fascinating man - pictured here with the ship he captained ...

Our house is where there used to be a heap of coal by the harbour!

1 comment:

Chris said...

It is always interesting to look at old photographs of the area where you live and see the changes that have been made.