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Knill Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. About 1920 Featured May Print

Knill Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. About 1920

The "Knill Ceremony", showing little girls standing at the base of the monument together with an old lady. John Knill was born in Callington on 1st January 1733 and worked as a collector of Customs in St Ives between 1762 and 1782, where he also became mayor in 1767. He was regarded as being slightly eccentric. In that same year, 1767, he decided to build a 50 foot, three sided, pyramid style granite structure on Worvas Hill just to the south of St Ives, to be known as Knill's Steeple. It was erected as his intended burial place. The monument bears on one side the painted coat of arms of Knill, with the Latin "Resurgam" (I shall arise) and, in English, "I know that my redeemer liveth". In his will he left detailed instructions for ceremonies to be carried out in his memory every five years on St James Day, July 25th at the Steeple, including dancing for fifteen minutes to the tune of "All people that on earth due dwell" by ten young girls under the age of 10, and who traditionally have to be daughters of either fishermen, tinners or seamen. They are accompanied by two widows, the Mayor, the Customs Officer and a Master of Ceremonies. In his will John left money for the upkeep of the monument and for celebrations to take place. The first ceremony, in which John Knill participated, took place in 1801. He died in his chambers on 29th July 1811 in Gray's Inn Square London and is buried in St Andrew's Church, Holborn. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

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Pichard drivers at St Ives, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893 Featured May Print

Pichard drivers at St Ives, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893

Two pilchard drivers under sail heading out to sea. The front boat is registered in St Ives and numbered SS516. The main exhibition site was a field at the top of Lemon Street, Truro, and the exhibition ran from 25th July 1893 for a month. Number 39 in a series of glass lantern slides recording the Fisheries Exhibition. Photographer: Unknown

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House above the cliff at the back of Bessies Cove, Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. Around 1925 Featured May Print

House above the cliff at the back of Bessies Cove, Prussia Cove, St Hilary, Cornwall. Around 1925

Prussia Cove is named after a smuggler, John Carter, who referred to himself as the King of Prussia'. The house was inhabited for years by smugglers and replaced Kiddlewink on the cliff kept by Bessie Burrow, after whom Bessie's Cove is named. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, in around 1925. He was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his ordinary camera are, in many cases, colour. These were painted by his own hand to great effect

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