Showing posts from February, 2019

Working Hard

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful sunny day and just right to get on with all the closed season work. Having the weather to be able to paint outside this time of year is a real blessing and means that we can really crack on with maintenance. Being so near the sea, and being hit by winter storms means that painting is an annual necessity. The gates needed another coat of bright red paint to make sure they really stand out, so Mike and I were delegated that job. The mannequins are all kept in one heated room over winter to protect them from the damp. Steve was moving them to their rightful places for the new season, I'm not sure that the Wren enjoyed her journey. When it's so bright it's very hard to get good photos as you have to snap the moment regardless of where the sun is. So apologies for the quality of the pictures. Just a reminder, the museum doesn't open until Easter. We had to turn quite a few visitors away yesterday. We appreciate that it's ha

Moving the Doodlebug

The Doodlebug, sitting on the bright yellow trolley, has been moved back into position for the new season.  The Doodlebug is a perfect replica down to the exact number of rivets. A lot of elder visitors to the museum remark how they remember the screeching noise of the Doodlebugs coming over, and then the silence which meant it had reached the target and would cause a large explosion any second. Volunteer, Ken was operating the telehandler, whilst Steve, Roger and Les positioned the Doodlebug.

New Rides For Children

Les has spent many hours restoring children's rides through the winter, and an excellent job he has made too. The one in the photo is a R.A.F scooter ready and waiting for its first customer. I think that these will be really well used and enjoyed by visiting children. Well done, Les.


For the second year running Cornwall has been hit by snow. It wasn't forecast and came as quite a surprise. Needless to say not a lot got done on Friday. Thank you Steve for the photos.