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 October 2016

Today we have added to our Publications page the opportunity to purchase one of the remaining sets of the 50 years of The Padstow Echo

These are unique in that they cover events of the social history of the town over the 50 years of it’s publication with  snippets and personal observations of the changing life of the town.

These sets are the final reprint and are bound into 7 volumes

Only 2 sets left

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20th May 2014                            Visit of pupils from Padstow School

It was our pleasure to welcome a party of 20+ school children who spent an hour with us, they showed enthusiasm for our display of WWI artefacts,asking questions, making drawings, some done some brass rubbing of a death penny, others were able to inspect the Obby Oss ephemera, they were chaperoned by their teacher and classroom attendant

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.



Aug 2016

Today we have added an additional page to our War section. Entitled WWII Reminiscences.

Feel free to e-mail you re recollections to

Feb 2017

Story of Padstow connection to The Mutiny on the Bounty

May2017                                                    Great News

The Future of Padstow Museum

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.

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