A tremendous weekend.The local support was amazing from both our volunteers and local community. We had over 400 people visit the cottages exhibition and the photography exhibition and the tea room was packed. There were even visitors from Canada and Australia. We are expecting tourists from the EU and have both German and French translations of the history of the cottages but we hadn't expected to greet people from such distant places.
Some locals came back both days as they wanted to really absorb all the information on our interpretation panels and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere that could be felt around the cottages.
We were overwhelmed by all the incredibly positive comments in our visitors book such as;
'Beautifully renovated,Congratulations to all involved. A great assert to Newquay' 'Amazing! Good food too' 'Brilliant Job' Waiting so long for this to open, Not disappointed. A great place, Well done all.'
It has been a long time but all involved in the project are very aware that without the support of organisations such as HLF, the Town Council and the people of Newquay this project would have founded. The photography exhibition showing the record of the renovation from the beginning shows what a mammoth task this has been,
The Cottages will be open next weekend then all of the long Easter weekend. We still rely on volunteers for this and as more people are involved the more days we will be able to open
Although the actual renovation part of the project has finished we have exciting plans for using the function room for weddings, linking with local schools for small groups to come to various activities linked to their curriculum and lots of local artists and crafts people using our function room to exhibit their work. Art 8 will be using our premises during their festival at huge beginning of May.
We of course will continue with our community events and we have a Summer Fayre on the 24 th May. Also this year's Christmas Grotto will be in the Cottages.
So a big thank you to all our supporters and everyone is welcome, please come and get involved,