St Just in Penwith is the furthest westerly town in England. Surrounded by moorland and only a mile or so from the Celtic Sea, it is a thriving town, though no longer the boom town it once was in the heyday of the mining industry.
There are several independent shops including a butcher and a baker, art galleries, a lively pub, an historic church with a living churchyard and a free car park. You can easily reach St Just by bus from Penzance if you prefer.
View original post | July 2015
It took me ages to get past the bathing beauties lol
They are quite wonderful aren’t they? If only I was so brave.
You made me laugh Jude 🙂
Living churchyard? Free car park? Do you usually have to pay to park at the church?
Living as in a wild flower churchyard, not manicured lawns or gravel paths. Free as in the town car park is free, not sure there is one near the church. Often here you have to park on the roadside. Apologies for the confusion!
Are that explains it for me, thanks Jude
I love those chubby beauties in their cozzies!
Wonderful aren’t they? 😀
I checked my comment on the original, and it was a suggestion that you two should retire there, with the town’s amenities suiting your purposes. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete. x
It wouldn’t be a bad idea Pete. Even has a regular bus service to Penzance. But I’m thinking that it might be better for us to move further east than west. When the time comes 😀
I need a map of Cornwall because I do get confused about what’s where when you post sections. I remember this one and thinking St. Just looked rather appealing. So, where to in the east, and is this when you’re older and dothery and need the ambulance service on hand? 🙂 🙂
St Just is about as far as you can go without moving to the Isles of Scilly. East could be simply up to Truro where the main hospital is 😀 or maybe even as far as Somerset/Wiltshire border. Who knows!
The Isles of Scilly! Now there would be a place to live! Dramatic rescues by air ambulance. Stoppit- this is quite crazy. I have enough problems already. 🙂 🙂
Problems? What sort of problems? And no we are not thinking of the IoS though we did once consider the IoW 😀
The IOW is for oldies 🙂 🙂 Just transport stuff and niggles. Yesterdays’ problems. I’m ignoring them today.
Ah, yes, the joys of travel.
I just found out that the Truro in Massachusetts was named for the one in Cornwall:
So was the one in Nova Scotia:
Goodness, those mermaids are well-rounded.
I love the plumptious mermaids!
They are lovely aren’t they?
So many quaint little towns in the UK Jude, I find myself quite envious of your adventures in them!
Thank you Tina.
The cheeky figurines are lots of fun
They do bring a smile to the face don’t they?
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