Discovering Cornwall

A series of short videos sharing information about aspects of Cornish heritage and places of interest throughout Cornwall. This is an extension of an ongoing project on behalf of Newquay Museum entitled Discovering Newquay, with those videos included within this larger project.

Wreck and Rescue around Newquay

Before the RNLI & Newquay Lifeboat Station

A video produced by Association for Cornish Heritage as part of its partnership with Newquay Old Cornwall Society at Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum is the first of a series entitled 'Wreck and Rescue around Newquay'. It shares the story of saving life along the coast around Newquay from the early 19th century starting with the coastguard and then the lifeboat service from 1860. Part I covers the period from the early 19th century to the coming of the lifeboat in 1860 and then their joint work in rescue until 1900. The ships wrecked and lost and the lives saved are covered in this video. A podcast giving more information and greater detail from primary sources will also be available in due course.