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Large silver trophy cup presented to the West Penwith Association Football League by Elizabeth Hannaford, who ran a travelling circus from Ireland. In 1913, Elizabeth's husband, Edward, died on the first day of the circus arriving at Penzance. He was laid out at the Rechabite Hall and his funeral took place three days later, with almost 3000 locals paying their respect. The cup was presented to the mayor, Alderman George Poole, when the circus returned in 1914, as a gesture of gratitude at the sympathy received by her and her family by the townsfolk. The West Penwith Association Football League is one of the oldest leagues in the county and for many years it was customary for team which headed the league at the end of the season to play the runners-up, with the winners receiving the Hannaford Cup. The names of the winners from 1920/21 un until the league was disbanded in 2002/3 are etched around the base. The cup and lid are made of copper, whilst the base is nickel and it is all silver plated. It sits on an black wooden plinth. On top of the lid stands a footballer. Roses and plumes of feathes are etched onto the cup and lid.

large silver trophy cup presented to the West Penwith Association Football League by Elizabeth Hannaford, who ran a travelling circus from Ireland. In 1913, Elizabeth's husband, Edward, died on the first day of the circus arriving at Penzance. He was laid out at the Rechabite Hall and his funeral took place three days later, with almost 3000 locals paying their respect. The cup was presented to the mayor, Alderman George Poole, when the circus returned in 1914, as a gesture of gratitude at the sympathy received by her and her family by the townsfolk. The West Penwith Association Football League is one of the oldest leagues in the county and for many years it was customary for team which headed the league at the end of the season to play the runners-up, with the winners receiving the Hannaford Cup. The names of the winners from 1920/21 un until the league was disbanded in 2002/3 are etched around the base. The cup and lid are made of copper, whilst the base is nickel and it is all silver plated. It sits on an black wooden plinth. On top of the lid stands a footballer. Roses and plumes of feathes are etched onto the cup and lid.

Acquisition date: 2009-03-18

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Small pad of sticky 'Post-It' notelets, bearing the logo of Penwith Disctrict Council. Approximately 15 sheets left on the pad.

Small pad of sticky 'Post-It' notelets, bearing the logo of Penwith Disctrict Council. Approximately 15 sheets left on the pad.

Acquisition date: 2009-03-01

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Book containing black and white photographs of Cornwall. Front cover depicts a woodcut of Gurnards Head. Back cover shows an advertisement for Trelawney transport.

Book containing black and white photographs of Cornwall. Front cover depicts a woodcut of Gurnards Head. Back cover shows an advertisement for Trelawney transport.

Acquisition date: 2009-02-14

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Square vase with slightly raised neck to one side. Raised circle on one side, small circle and form on the other side. Brown/bronze glaze with light edges.

The Troika Pottery was founded in 1963 by Leslie Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson. At first the ceramics were designed and produced in St Ives, but production moved to Newlyn in 1970 until closure 1983. The recognisable features of Troika (Troika meaning team of three people) are the rough textures and architectural shapes similar to forms found in the Aztec civilisations of South America. The main inspiration for works came from the Cornish landscape and from the paintings of the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Glossy tin-glazed (white gloss) pieces were also produced, but were more costly to produce. What made Troika distinguishable from the works created by other studio potters at the time, was the use of moulds to create pieces. This meant that production was faster in comparison to hand thrown wares. Troika pottery also represented a progressive outlook, which sought to promote pottery as an art form in itself. A piece could be functional, but it had to be aesthetically pleasing first.

Acquisition date: 2008-08-29

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Rectangle shaped vase, textured cross design on one side, checker board design on the other side. Raised neck on one side. Glazed blue gloss along sides and neck. Rough grey/green and black colour an large sides.

The Troika Pottery was founded in 1963 by Leslie Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson. At first the ceramics were designed and produced in St Ives, but production moved to Newlyn in 1970 until closure 1983. The recognisable features of Troika (Troika meaning team of three people) are the rough textures and architectural shapes similar to forms found in the Aztec civilisations of South America. The main inspiration for works came from the Cornish landscape and from the paintings of the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Glossy tin-glazed (white gloss) pieces were also produced, but were more costly to produce. What made Troika distinguishable from the works created by other studio potters at the time, was the use of moulds to create pieces. This meant that production was faster in comparison to hand thrown wares. Troika pottery also represented a progressive outlook, which sought to promote pottery as an art form in itself. A piece could be functional, but it had to be aesthetically pleasing first.

Acquisition date: 2008-08-29

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Circular flat vase with wide mouth. Different textured designs on either side. White gloss glaze (tin glaze) inside. Different blue and tan forms outlined with a darker blue glaze on the outside.

The Troika Pottery was founded in 1963 by Leslie Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson. At first the ceramics were designed and produced in St Ives, but production moved to Newlyn in 1970 until closure 1983. The recognisable features of Troika (Troika meaning team of three people) are the rough textures and architectural shapes similar to forms found in the Aztec civilisations of South America. The main inspiration for works came from the Cornish landscape and from the paintings of the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Glossy tin-glazed (white gloss) pieces were also produced, but were more costly to produce. What made Troika distinguishable from the works created by other studio potters at the time, was the use of moulds to create pieces. This meant that production was faster in comparison to hand thrown wares. Troika pottery also represented a progressive outlook, which sought to promote pottery as an art form in itself. A piece could be functional, but it had to be aesthetically pleasing first.

Acquisition date: 2008-08-29

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Open rectangular vase, white gloss glaze inside. Blue tin glaze along rim. Slightly gloss blue glaze and textured finish overall. Tan and green highlights on some forms of the abstract pattern.

The Troika Pottery was founded in 1963 by Leslie Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson. At first the ceramics were designed and produced in St Ives, but production moved to Newlyn in 1970 until closure 1983. The recognisable features of Troika (Troika meaning team of three people) are the rough textures and architectural shapes similar to forms found in the Aztec civilisations of South America. The main inspiration for works came from the Cornish landscape and from the paintings of the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Glossy tin-glazed (white gloss) pieces were also produced, but were more costly to produce. What made Troika distinguishable from the works created by other studio potters at the time, was the use of moulds to create pieces. This meant that production was faster in comparison to hand thrown wares. Troika pottery also represented a progressive outlook, which sought to promote pottery as an art form in itself. A piece could be functional, but it had to be aesthetically pleasing first.

Acquisition date: 2008-08-29

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Open rectangle vase, white gloss glaze inside (tin glaze), blue tin glaze along rim. Matt blue glaze overall with textured finish. Raised abstract pattern on two opposite (wide) sides. Highlighted with tan, green and white glazes.

The Troika Pottery was founded in 1963 by Leslie Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson. At first the ceramics were designed and produced in St Ives, but production moved to Newlyn in 1970 until closure 1983. The recognisable features of Troika (Troika meaning team of three people) are the rough textures and architectural shapes similar to forms found in the Aztec civilisations of South America. The main inspiration for works came from the Cornish landscape and from the paintings of the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Glossy tin-glazed (white gloss) pieces were also produced, but were more costly to produce. What made Troika distinguishable from the works created by other studio potters at the time, was the use of moulds to create pieces. This meant that production was faster in comparison to hand thrown wares. Troika pottery also represented a progressive outlook, which sought to promote pottery as an art form in itself. A piece could be functional, but it had to be aesthetically pleasing first.

Acquisition date: 2008-08-29

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Small open neck rectangular vase. Overall blue gloss glaze. Bronze sun logo on two opposite wider sides (manganese and cobalt).

The Troika Pottery was founded in 1963 by Leslie Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson. At first the ceramics were designed and produced in St Ives, but production moved to Newlyn in 1970 until closure 1983. The recognisable features of Troika (Troika meaning team of three people) are the rough textures and architectural shapes similar to forms found in the Aztec civilisations of South America. The main inspiration for works came from the Cornish landscape and from the paintings of the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Glossy tin-glazed (white gloss) pieces were also produced, but were more costly to produce. What made Troika distinguishable from the works created by other studio potters at the time, was the use of moulds to create pieces. This meant that production was faster in comparison to hand thrown wares. Troika pottery also represented a progressive outlook, which sought to promote pottery as an art form in itself. A piece could be functional, but it had to be aesthetically pleasing first.

Acquisition date: 2008-08-29

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Small open neck rectangular vase. Bronze glaze (manganese and cobalt) with resist design of a flower blossom, revealing a flash of red glaze on a green (iron) base wash.

The Troika Pottery was founded in 1963 by Leslie Illsley, Benny Sirota and Jan Thompson. At first the ceramics were designed and produced in St Ives, but production moved to Newlyn in 1970 until closure 1983. The recognisable features of Troika (Troika meaning team of three people) are the rough textures and architectural shapes similar to forms found in the Aztec civilisations of South America. The main inspiration for works came from the Cornish landscape and from the paintings of the Swiss artist Paul Klee. Glossy tin-glazed (white gloss) pieces were also produced, but were more costly to produce. What made Troika distinguishable from the works created by other studio potters at the time, was the use of moulds to create pieces. This meant that production was faster in comparison to hand thrown wares. Troika pottery also represented a progressive outlook, which sought to promote pottery as an art form in itself. A piece could be functional, but it had to be aesthetically pleasing first.

Acquisition date: 2008-08-29

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