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A letter of appreciation Sent: Thursday, 15 May 2014, 12:59 Subject: Obby Oss and school!

Dear John,

Thank you for your warm welcome when I and my family visited Padstow at the Easter holidays, 2014.

As part of our theme this term, a decision was made to include the Obby Oss/May time celebrations.

The children have been busy helping to make the Obby Oss and have drawn pictures of the Obby Oss and the flower hoops for the festival.

Over time-we shall prepare a class book which you may keep at the museum. This will form a Celtic link from Wales to Cornwall (and the link between the teacher , Miss Smart and Stephen Fuller).Hope you like the book.

The class is called Canolfan y Don and it is a Centre for children who have severe and profound learning difficulties. We are part of the school of Aberporth Near Cardigan

We are definitely having fun- the children were ‘gobsmacked’ when the Obby Oss face was created!

Greetings from Wales,  June Smart

July 2014       

This book has been published by Lowestoft Heritage society and is only available from them.

 Victor Crisp came to Padstow during WW1 as a boy

  and was at sea when 10 fishing smacks were sunk by a German submarine.

  He lived here and describes the port at that time.

  In the second world war he brought his family here and

  was a key player in the rescue of the crew of HMS Warwick.

August 1st 2015

There is an final opportunity for anybody who wishes, to obtain a reprint of  50 years of Padstow Echo.

This is a Social History of Padstow as recalled by the older generations who have preceded us.

We only have 2 sets left, so interest, place an order this is defiantly the final reprint.

The cost for the set 7 volumes hard back bound will be £70 if you are interested please E~mail or contact Daphne Hicks our secretary for further information.


28th Sept 2017                                    Great News     The Future of Padstow Museum

Watch this space

We are in a position now to be able to announce that our aspirations to move to a new venue are becoming a reality.

Our grateful thanks to Padstow Town Council for affording us accommodation in the refurbished Station House project.

Since the museum was created in 1971, we have been housed in the Men’s Institute for this we are indebted to the the Trustees of that building.

We have long desired to move to a venue where we could enable 100%  accessibility to visitors . Our major problem has been Disability access, which was impractical to resolve due to the building structure. At our new venue we have level access for the  surrounding walkway, with the adjacent car park and public toilet facilities.P1010083.jpg

 We will continue to operate from our present venue for the 2017 season, reopening in 2018 at the new  venue, in the Old Station House  During the winter period we have an intense programme of work to re  house and revamp our displays.

We have engaged designers S & N (a Cornwall based partnership) to produce designs for the new displays, the brief is to have new displays built around the available artefacts of our collection, but retain the ambiance  the old museum which is much appreciated by our visiting public

 We will be needing more volunteers to man the new museum, so if you feel you can help in any way please  contact us.

Sept 2017

Our Chairman John Buckingham  was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd  at Launceston on August 2nd his bardic name(Spiser Jowan)

John has for many years been our Chairman, his local knowledge has been a brilliant asset to us, he is also Chair of the Padstow Old Cornwall Society, with whom we work very closely.

His research into local family history has proved invaluable to us in dealing with worldwide enquires from Ex-pats

2nd October 2017

Good News

We have been offered a secure lease for a period of 25 years on the venue at Station House Padstow, our thanks to PTC and all who have supported us in our efforts to secure the new home.