St Agnes Museum Trust’s 36th AGM

St Agnes Museum Trust’s 36th Annual General Meeting will take place on 19 February at 7:30pm at St Agnes Methodist Church Hall, where there is ample parking.

After the business and refreshments, John Branfield, who curated the Museum’s hugely successful Tony Giles exhibition, will give an illustrated talk, “Tony Giles – Painter of Cornwall’s Man-made Landscape”.

Visitors will be most welcome for whom there will be a small charge of £1.

St Agnes Beacon by Tony Giles

From Aircraft to Attic

Mystery surrounds the third book published by St Agnes author and Museum Steward, Neil Roberts, From Aircraft to Attic, as the two photo albums from which the photos are taken were found in the loft of the late Bill Morrison’s St Agnes home.

Bill was a founding member of the Museum and contributed so much to its early development. The photos were collected by the late Reginald Bernard Ivey of Penzance, but how they got to the loft is unknown. Mr Ivey acquired the images while serving at RAF Yatesbury, Wiltshire, during the Great War.

From Aircraft to Attic
From Aircraft to Attic

Neil Roberts selected 72 of the 184 photographs, giving a glimpse of the newly created RAF. Aircraft pictured include the Bristol fighter, the Sopwith Pup and seaplanes.

Copies of the book can be obtained from the Museum when it reopens, or meanwhile, from the Museum Shop.

It costs £9.95, plus p/p where necessary, and Neil will be selling copies at the Museum AGM.