The aspects of life that created the beating heart of St Ives for centuries is to be the focus of an exhibition being staged by the port's archive group this week.
The harbour, fishing fleet and boat-building industry, plus the more recent growth of the local surfing scene, are the subject of a display at the Western Hotel on Friday.
The event, which runs from 11am to 1pm, will concentrate on the history of life on the shoreline, including the Victorian extension of Smeaton's Pier in 1890, the boom years of the pilchard fishery and the town's famed boat building industry. It will also touch on the social life of fishermen and their families and the development of St Ives' lifeboat and coastguard service.
Archive volunteer, Ivy Trevarthen, said she and her team had gathered a selection of interesting and appropriate photographs from its large maritime collection.
"The most difficult thing was to decide what to leave out," said Ivy. "Continuing the maritime theme into the modern era there will be a display to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the country's first surfing store. And last, but not least, will be a display explaining the annual process of mayor choosing."
Admission is £1, to include a cup of tea or coffee. Cakes will also be on sale, along with St Ives Archive's books, maps and cards. For more information, visit stivesarchive.co.uk
OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK
Church Hall: Craft Fair, Tuesday 11am-4pm. Refreshments. Free entry.
Pannier Market: North Devon Beer Festival. Sunday-Monday.
Queens Theatre: Reduce Shakespeare Company, Tuesday 7.45pm; That'll Be the Day, Thursday 7.45pm; The Lumberjacks, Friday 7.45pm.
Chilla Chapel: Plymouth Area Police Choir. Tickets £6. In aid of church funds. Friday 7.30pm.
Brennamoor Car park SX 621938: North Devon Ramblers walk Belstone, Okement Farm, Belstone Tor. Hilly in parts. About six miles. 11am on Thursday.
Village Hall: Craft and table- top sale. Saturday 10am-noon.
Town Museum: Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-2.30pm. Closed Sundays and bank holidays.
Town: Brix Fest, Friday-Monday.
Berry Head Hotel: An Evening of Songs and Stories "Tugs, Trawlers and Life at Sea" with Jim Radford. Friday 7.30pm.
Parish Church: Broadhempston Primary School PTFA present Handel's Messiah – Sing from Scratch, to raise funds for the school. £4 audience tickets. Saturday 7pm.
Village Hall: Bugle Silver Band supporters committee Bingo. Eyes down Monday 7.30pm.
Sevenstones: Charity car boot every Saturday from 10am, every Sunday from 1pm. Weather permitting.
Stone Lane Gardens: 'Mythic Garden' outdoor sculpture exhibition in a woodland setting. Entry £5 adult, £2.50 child. Details 01647 231311. Daily 2-6pm.
Village Hall: Playford style country dancing. Friday 7.30pm.
RAF Memorial Museum: Open daily 10.30am-4pm. Free entry. Donations appreciated.
Parish Church: Cole Stacey and Joseph O'Keefe. Adults £5 or £6.50 on door. Friday 6.30pm for 7pm.
The Mint Methodist Church: Baroque Glories, Thursday 7.30pm.
Cygnet Theatre: Cygnet Theatre presents Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel. Fridays until June 1 at 7.30pm.
Exeter Phoenix: Gentleman's Dub club, nine-piece band. Wed from 8pm. Standing; Gadjo, gypsy-cumbia etc. Thursday from 8pm, standing.
Royal Albert Museum, Queen Street: Paul Davies will speak on Devon's Heroic Antarctic Explorers. Tickets £5 from reception. Tuesday 6.30pm.
Halwill Village Hall: Plymouth Area Police choir in Concert. In aid of Emmanuel Methodist Chapel, Chilla. Tickets £5 on the door. Friday 7.30pm.
Paynter's Lane End Hall: Country Market Tuesday 9.15-11am.
Lukesland: Special charity opening on Sunday 2-6pm. Special handkerchief tree opening in aid of St Luke's Hospice with plant sale and stalls.
Harbour House: Vibrant Images, Vibrant Artists opens on Tuesday until 8pm then daily 10am-5pm until June 2.
Village Hall: Gaming evening, 16+ age group. Friday 5-10pm. Admission £1.
Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross: Touring play The Incomers. Saturday.
Long Room: Liskeard Country Market. Friday 8.30am-noon.
Church Hall: Valuation day with auctioneer Mr I Morris. £2 per item, max three items. Cream teas etc. Friday 2-4pm. In aid of Cancer Research.
Village Hall: Annual meeting Tuesday 7.15pm. Anyone interested in the running of the hall is welcome to attend.
Village Hall: Okehampton Sequence Dance Club. £1.50 per person. Beginners welcome. Wednesday 8pm-10.30pm.
Devon Rural Archive, Shilstone: Photographer Roy J Westlake exhibition of photographs capturing the soul of the Westcountry. Tuesday until July 4.
Church 808283: North Devon Ramblers walk West Barton, East Ringcombe and Smallacombe. About 8.5 miles. Sunday 10.30am.
The Fistral Beach Hotel: Newquay Pentire Probus Club lunch, guest speaker Tony Randal. New members welcome. Wednesday 11.30am-noon.
Courtenay Centre: Rebel Country with Texas Tornados, Friday 8pm-11pm. Admission £6. BYO drinks etc.
Charter Hall, Market Street: Two plays comedies Courtenay Players. £7 adults, £4 children under 14. Wed-Fri 7.30pm.
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Cadhay House: May Fair. International entertainment etc, barbecue, Cream teas. Adults £2.50. Children free. Saturday 11am-4.30pm.
The Gott Hall: Coffee and Craft Group meets every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. New members welcome.
Guildhall: Music of the Night Choral Foundation Encore. Friday 7.30pm.
Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club, The Hoe: Carlton Big Band. Tickets £8 on the door. Sunday 12.30pm.
Matchroom: Plymouth Country Music Club present Ridgeway Country. Tickets £6 on the door. Saturday.
PORTHCURNO NR PENZANCE
Minack Theatre: Jamaica Inn presented by BishBashBosh Theatre Company. Mon-Friday.
Village Hall: Whist drive. Tuesday 7.30pm.
Victory Hall: Whist drive. Good prizes. Friday 7.30pm.
Elliotts Store/Museum: Open Wed, Thurs, Sat, 2pm-4pm. Until end of September.
Mary Newmans Cottage: Open Wed-Thurs and Sat-Sun noon-4pm. Until end September.
St John Ambulance Hall: Sidmouth Lions Club Books Sale. Plants and cake stalls etc. Saturday 9.30am-noon.
St Andrew's Church: Flower Festival 'God's Here'. Fri, Sat, Mon 10am-6pm, Sunday noon-5pm. Parish Mass Sun 9.30am. Festival includes bank holiday Monday, May 27.
Museum: Open daily 10.30am-5pm. Until end of October. Admission free.
Wheal Martyn: Park and Museum open daily 10m-5pm.
Town Museum: Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2.30pm. Closed Sundays and bank holidays. Free entry.
Village Hall: Farmers' Market. Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm.
Claytalc: St Denys Old Cornwall Society meet with speaker Robert Evans on Pentewan Railway and Tea Treat. All welcome. Monday 7.30pm.
Church: Concert by The K'antu Ensemble. Saturday 7.30pm.
Church Hall: Whist drive. Tuesday 7.30pm.
Church (between Liskeard and Callington): The Callington Community Gospel Choir. £5 on the door. Thursday 7.30pm.
New Craftsman Gallery: Exhibition of ceramics, paintings, sculptural furniture. Until May 11.
Church: Organ recital of popular organ music by Philip Davey, director of Truro Methodist Church. £5 on the door. Thurs 7.30pm.
The Wharf: Blue Onyx (Moody Blues tribute). Saturday 8pm.
Town Hall: Tavistock School Reunion Association, Annual Reunion Saturday from 7pm. Entry £2. Details 01208 873356.
Museum: Open daily 11am-3pm. Exhibition of the 70th anniversary of US 29th Infantry Div, May 1943.
Harbour: ORDA Powerboat Racing. Fri-Sun.
Babbacombe Theatre: Spellbound. Tuesday and Thurs 8.15pm.
Windy Ridge Car park: Car Boot sale. Sunday.
Hall for Cornwall: Truro Country Market. Tues 9.15am-3pm.