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About us

Port Isaac Heritage aims to keep those stories and memories of Port Isaac alive before the history is lost and gone forever.

Port Isaac Heritage began in 2010 following on from a successful but recently disbanded local history group. This new enthusiastic bunch of volunteers felt that it was important to collect, record and exhibit the history of Port Isaac and district and preserve it for future generations. Port Isaac was becoming increasingly popular as a television location (Doc Martin) and it was felt that the real heritage was gradually being forgotten.

St Peter’s Church, Port Isaac provided the beautiful, peaceful setting for an exhibition space and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant provided the money to get the project up and running.

Port Isaac Heritage has now established a remarkable collection of exhibitions ranging from the history of fishing, church and chapel, the lifeboat, schooldays and the story or wartime refugees. There are also moving tributes to the local men, women and boys who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

Thanks to another lottery grant and our continuous fundraising, we have now put together an exciting new website and film of local people talking about the old days in Port Isaac, bringing their stories and memories to life.

Port Isaac Heritage is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and we rely on fundraising and kind donations. We are always happy to have new supporters and followers so if you would like to get involved get in touch via our contact page.

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Port Isaac Heritage: keeping the history of Port Isaac alive
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