St Ives Then & Now

St Ives Then & Now

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With its award-winning beaches and restaurants, St Ives is today a popular holiday destination. In past times, however, the Downlong Streets were just as busy, bustling with large families filling tiny cottages, spilling out onto the cobbled streets to chat and gossip, play, and mend nets. The town itself has changed little but its economy has transformed; the seine nets, luggers, fishermen, quarries and mines have been replaced by pleasure craft, bathers, crowded beaches and busy streets. Volunteers at the St Ives Trust Archive have combined forty -five beautiful and carefully selected old images with forty -five modern photos to illustrate the dramatic changes in St Ives. Residents and visitors alike will be fascinated by this new book which will appeal to all who know and love this delightful part of more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 10mm | 280g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 90 colour illustrations
  • 0752499084
  • 9780752499086
  • 2,137,714

About St Ives Archive

St Ives Archive opened in 1996. It houses information on every aspect of the town's unique history and people, and has an extensive collection of photographs which have been taken over the past 140 years, and which clearly document how the area has changed over time. The Archive plays a major role in the community and has links with libraries, museums, art galleries, and archives in St Ives and Cornwall. The Archive previously compiled St Ives Bay more