The Museum’s Winter Coffee Morning was a great success, raising £430, and being a very busy, happy occasion. There were the usual stalls to browse, as well as a particularly well supported raffle with a 1st prize of a Dinner for Two at the Driftwood Spars Restaurant.
Membership Secretary, Mary Wilson, took £405 in subscriptions, so a total of £835 was raised for Museum funds.
The Museum welcomed 4988 visitors, tantalisingly short of 5000, from 19 different countries during this season. Visitors came from all over Cornwall and the United Kingdom, as well as from around the World. There were 53 visitors from Australia, some researching their Cornish heritage, 36 from Germany and 34 from America. Among other countries with a significant number of visitors were Canada (17), Holland (18) and Spain (25). Small numbers came from Russia, Sweden, Argentina and Denmark. The highest number of visitors recorded on a single day was 87 on 17 August.
Many appreciative comments, particularly of the welcome given by volunteer stewards, were recorded in the Visitors’ Book:
- Very impressed
- Very nice, and lovely prepared displays
- Shows history of this beautiful town, in Cornwall