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St Piran’s Day Preparation

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St Piran Day preparation February 2011. St Piran's Day started as one of the many tinners' holidays observed by the tin miners of Cornwall. Other miners' holidays of a similar nature include Picrous Day and Chewidden Th...

Keng Konner and the Haakish Maaid – St Ives Dialect

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Keng Konner and the Haakish Maaid - St Ives Dialect Theer wudn naw Saaints en ar cuntray. Theer wudn naw godlay toll. Theer wiz underdz up Welz, ovver Ayrlent oo skoft et poer aythen Cornwall. Maaid Eea flawted on a...

The Silver Ball – Mark Noall 1974’s Feast Day

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Mark Noall tells the story of the 1974's Feast St Ives Feast | Hurling the Silver Ball What’s it all about? The St Ives Feast is an ancient tradition that celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Pari...

Slideshow and Coffee Morning

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Slideshow and Coffee Morning at the Western Hotel St Ives Archive is holding a coffee morning focusing on the maritime and mining heritage of the town. ...

A WW1 Romance from St Ives

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A WW1 Romance from St Ives A bit more about World War 1 (from wikipedia): World War I (WWI), also known as the First World War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and last...

Harding Laity explains Knills Ceremony

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Harding Laity explains Knills Ceremony In his will Knill left money for the upkeep of his obelisk and also £25 for celebrations to take place every five years on St James' Day, 25 July. He directed that every five years...

St Ives Parish Church

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St Ives Parish Church St Ives Parish Church presented by Fr Andrew Gough The present church building was consecrated in 1434, and many Christians have worshipped in the building over the centuries. In 2010 the church c...

St Ives Knills House Collection

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Knill House St Ives Collection St Ives Knills House Collection presented by Scott Loveluck. ...

The boilers of the Alba, Porthmeor Beach

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The boilers of the Alba, Porthmeor Beach (unexploded bomb for some!) Janet Axten tells us about the story of the Alba and explain about the wreck left on Porthmeor beach. The steamer SS Alba on rocks off Porthmeor b...

The John Knill Celebrations

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The 43rd John Knill Celebrations 25th July 2011 The quinquennial John Knill Celebrations 25th of July 2011. Master of Ceremony : Harding Laity Fiddler : John Carr Widows : Amy Matthews and Lavanda Wedge Maidens : Pi...

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