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Discover Porthleven continues

its popularity

Discover    Porthleven    was    introduced    along    with    the    village’s first   commercial   website   in   an   effort   to   attract   more   visitors   to     the village. Porthleven   had   suffered   from   the   recession   in   the   late   1980’s with businesses coming and going well in to the 90’s. Then in 1995   we   decided   to   attempt   to   attract   more   visitors   out   of      the usual holiday periods. Previously,     little     had     be     done     to     consistently     promote Porthleven   which   was   rectified   with   the   introduction   of   the printed   edition   of   Discover   along   with   a   commercial   website designed   and   maintained   by   Web   Direct   UK   Ltd.   This   website   is still in use today. All    of    this    was    achieved    through    the    backing    of    Porthleven Town   Council   until   it   became   well   established.   There   was   a   blip in    the    continuity    when    insufficient    funds    were    raised    to produce   Discover.   It   was   at   this   point   the   council   asked   Mike Carter   (the   originator   of   Discover   Porthleven   and   the   website) to   produce   it   commercially   which   he   did   until   handing   it   over to    Event    Partnership    Publishing    in    2017    together    with    the Discover   Porthleven   website   previously   introduced   by   Mike   to compliment the printed edition.

Porthleven Storms

In 1989 a hurricane hit Porthleven and the clock tower became iconic as images of the Institute Buildings being pounded by heavy seas were beamed around the world. The clock Tower is 72 feet high

Porthleven Storm attracts many

We   soon   became   aware   of   the   power   of   the   storms   attraction   to   visitors   so we   used   more   and   more   images.   Now   we   have   people   holidaying   in   the village   throughout   the   storm   season   which   until   recently   was   predictable. The   first   of   the   Atlantic   gales   would   arrive   mid   November   continuing   on   and off   until   the   end   of   February.   Visitors   are   now   very   disappointed   if   a   storm does not arrive during their winter holiday break.

Porthleven Museum

We continue to add to more to the museum website Main site www.porthlevenmuseum.org.uk  This site contains general information regarding the museum Archives www.porthlevenmuseum.org.uk/yourhistory.php This area contains the museum archives. Visitors are invited to create their own account and add their own history Time Line www.porthleventimeline.porthlevenmuseum.org.uk  This lists events during Porthleven’s growth from a settlement to a village and in to a small town Porthleven Grid Reference SW6326 - HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Showing settlement extent at the end of each development phase
Pre 1807
1807 to 1840
1840 to 1908
1908 to 1946
1946 to 1996
DISCOVER Porthleven
© Designed for Discover Porthleven 2017

Blog

Discover Porthleven

continues its popularity

Discover   Porthleven   was   introduced   along   with   the village’s    first    commercial    website    in    an    effort    to attract more visitors to  the village. Porthleven   had   suffered   from   the   recession   in   the late   1980’s   with   businesses   coming   and   going   well   in to the 90’s. Then in 1995   we   decided   to   attempt   to   attract   more   visitors out of  the usual holiday periods. Previously,     little     had     be     done     to     consistently promote    Porthleven    which    was    rectified    with    the introduction   of   the   printed   edition   of   Discover   along with       a       commercial       website       designed       and maintained   by   Web   Direct   UK   Ltd.   This   website   is still in use today. All    of    this    was    achieved    through    the    backing    of Porthleven     Town     Council     until     it     became     well established.   There   was   a   blip   in   the   continuity   when insufficient   funds   were   raised   to   produce   Discover. It   was   at   this   point   the   council   asked   Mike   Carter (the     originator     of     Discover     Porthleven     and     the website)   to   produce   it   commercially   which   he   did until   handing   it   over   to   Event   Partnership   Publishing in     2017     together     with     the     Discover     Porthleven website       previously       introduced       by       Mike       to compliment the printed edition.

Porthleven Storms

In 1989 a hurricane hit Porthleven and the clock tower became iconic as images of the Institute Buildings being pounded by heavy seas were beamed around the world. The clock Tower is 72 feet high

Porthleven Storm attracts

many

We   soon   became   aware   of   the   power   of   the   storms attraction    to    visitors    so    we    used    more    and    more images.    Now    we    have    people    holidaying    in    the village    throughout    the    storm    season    which    until recently    was    predictable.    The    first    of    the    Atlantic gales   would   arrive   mid   November   continuing   on   and off   until   the   end   of   February.   Visitors   are   now   very disappointed   if   a   storm   does   not   arrive   during   their winter holiday break.

Porthleven Museum

We continue to add to more to the museum website Main site www.porthlevenmuseum.org.uk  This site contains general information regarding the museum Archives www.porthlevenmuseum.org.uk/yourhistory.php This area contains the museum archives. Visitors are invited to create their own account and add their own history Time Line www.porthleventimeline.porthlevenmuseum.org.uk  This lists events during Porthleven’s growth from a settlement to a village and in to a small town Porthleven Grid Reference SW6326 - HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Showing settlement extent at the end of each development phase