March 2016 extra

On Monday 21st March we were delighted to welcome Peter Hicks and Len Sheppard to the cafe. Peter and Len are members of Newquay Old Cornwall Society and they brought along a fascinating selection of slides showing views of old Newquay, Crantock, Cubert, Holywell and the surrounding area. Many memories were stirred by the photographs from past decades, although some, dating back as far as the 1860s, were a bit before our time!

Much discussion and chatter continued through teatime and our visitors were able to enlighten us all about local families, ferries on the Gannel, gigs and many aspects of the history of the area. Answers were given to a ‘Local History Quiz’ and an Easter word-search and the afternoon came to a happy conclusion when guests were presented with a small Easter gift. Many thanks were given to our visitors and we hope they’ll join us at the Memory Cafe in the future – they obviously have much more to share with us!