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Simon in Cornwall

From 1959 onwards, my family journeyed from our home in Sheffield down to Cornwall for the summer holiday.  Mother had spent many happy summers in Newquay when she was young.  We stayed in or close to the pretty coast village of St Agnes and in 1970 my parents decided to retire there.
I have lived in St Agnes from 1971 until 1984 and from 1989 until 1993, and parts of it I like very much and parts of it not at all.  Here is a taste.

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Tin Mine Coast: the View from St Agnes to St Ives
St Agnes to St Ives

A rough sea at Bedruthan Steps, Newquay
Rough Sea, Bedruthan Steps

Val Gardena in September
Botallack Mine, St Just
Sella Gruppe range on way to Sass Pordoi
Wheal Coates Mine, St Agnes
Tin Mines near St Day
Mines near St Day
Wheal Coates coastine, Chapel Porth
Wheal Coates coastline
Looking around Sass Pordoi, October 2003
Rocky Lane view
From Sass Pordoi, October 2003
St Agnes to Perranporth

Perranporth beach from Droskyn Head
Perranporth beach from Droskyn Head

Eclipse, St Agnes, August 11th 1999 11:12hrs
With my family living in Cornwall, I just HAD to go and visit them for the Total Eclipse.  I stood on St. Agnes Beacon (623ft) with my sister Biddi, my Mum and 1000 other people for the most thrilling moment of the year.   My mum remembers the last Eclipse (1927) and my dad saw it in Yorkshire that year - but stayed at home to see it safely on the TV this time.

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