Saturday, March 2, 2013

Early one January morning about 1870

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Scillonian farmer William Trevellick donned his heavy oilskin coat and boots and stepped outside his back door at Rocky Hill Farm and noticed gleaming in the half light all along the tracks and stone built hedges dafodils and narcissi. Although a familiar sight he had never seen them look so bright as they did that morning. An idea was born, might there be a market for dafodils on the mainland?
Trevellick gathered bunches and packed them into an old hat box labeled them Scilly, Penzance, Covent Garden, London. And so it began...

taken from Golden Harvest by Andrew Tompsett.

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Last week we Folk tore down to Cornwall to hunt out some rope fenders for the ending of our shipwreck exhibition. Having never visited cornwall at this time of year we were struck by the fields and fields of dafodils looking beautiful in the early spring sunshine.
The next day in St Ives and  reeling from the knick knackery of the high street,  we stumbled across the amazing Millenium Gallery showing the work of two incredible artists David Kemp and Andrew Hardwick. We loved the found object sculpture's by David Kemp.

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Later that evening we met some friends for super at the Old Coastguard Hotel Mousehole which felt positively mediteraenian with it's palm trees sloping away to the sea.

View from the coastguards down to the sea
Back to our rather less salubrious lodgings for  sleep then up, onward with our bounty securely stored in the back of the Land Rover...

Our B & B Newlyn

Got them

Some fishermen's tankards ideal for storms at sea

Later this month we FOLK will be attending the Selvedge Spring Fair Chelsea...


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