Newquay Through Time
Series: Through Time
- Sheila Harper
15th November 2013
Newquay is a major tourist destination for holidaymakers located on the north coast of Cornwall. However, it is much more than a simple seaside resort. Evidence of Late Mesolithic flint tool working sites show early occupation, and there has been a small fishing village here since medieval times. The arrival of the railway and subsequent post-war development saw Newquay expand from a village with a population of only 1,300 to a town of almost 20,000 residents.
Focusing on the last century, Newquay Through Time shows the myriad changes that have occurred as the town expanded in the years following the First World War. Some changes will be immediately recognisable, as the old has made way for the new, but some are much more subtle. Join Sheila Harper as she takes us on a journey around Newquay through time.