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Newquay
Newquay
(/ˈnjuːki/ NEW-kee; Cornish: Tewynblustri[1]) is a town in the south west of England, in the United Kingdom. It is a civil parish, seaside resort, regional centre for aerospace industries and a fishing port on the North Atlantic
North Atlantic
coast of Cornwall, approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Truro
Truro
and 20 miles (32 km) west of Bodmin.[2] The town is bounded to the west by the River Gannel
River Gannel
and its associated salt marsh, and to the east by the Porth Valley. Newquay
Newquay
has been expanding inland (south) since the former fishing village of New Quay began to grow in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 2001, the census recorded a permanent population of 19,562,[3] increasing to 20,342 at the 2011 census.[4] Recent estimates suggest that the total for the wider Newquay
Newquay
area would rise to 27,862 by 2018 and 30,341 in 2019. [5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Prehistoric period 1.2 Medieval period 1.3 Modern period

2 Churches 3 Geography

3.1 Climate 3.2 Geology

4 Tourism

4.1 Town trail

5 Education

5.1 Second World War

6 Hospital and emergency services 7 Transport

7.1 Rail

7.1.1 History

7.2 Air 7.3 Bus

8 Sport and leisure

8.1 Surfing

9 Notable people associated with Newquay 10 Twinning 11 Newquay
Newquay
in films 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

History[edit] Prehistoric period[edit] There are some pre-historic burial mounds and an embankment on the area now known as The Barrowfields, 400 m (440 yd) from Trevelgue. There were once up to fifteen barrows, but now only a few remain. Excavations here have revealed charred cooking pots and a coarse pottery burial urn containing remains of a Bronze Age chieftain, who was buried here up to 3,500 years ago.[6] In 1987, evidence of a Bronze Age
Bronze Age
village was found at Trethellan Farm, a site that overlooks the River Gannel.[7] The first signs of settlement in the Newquay
Newquay
region consist of a late Iron Age
Iron Age
hill fort/industrial centre which exploited the nearby abundant resources (including deposits of iron) and the superior natural defences provided by Trevelgue Head. It is claimed that occupation of the site was continuous from the 3rd century BC to the 5th or 6th century AD (a Dark Ages house was later built on the head).[8] Medieval period[edit] The curve of the headland around what is now Newquay
Newquay
Harbour
Harbour
provided natural protection from bad weather and a small fishing village grew up in the area. When the village was first occupied is unknown but it is not mentioned in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
although a local house (now a bar known as "Treninnick Tavern") is included.[9] By the 15th century, the village was called "Towan Blystra"—-"Towan" means sand hill/dune in Cornish, "Blystra" meaning blown-—but the anchorage was exposed to winds from the north east and in 1439 the local burgesses applied to Edmund Lacey, Bishop of Exeter
Bishop of Exeter
for leave and funds to build a "New quay" from which the town derives its current name. Modern period[edit]

A 1904 image showing the Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway
terminating at Newquay Harbour
Harbour
(top); the area in 2006 (bottom).

The first national British census of 1801 recorded around 1,300 inhabitants in the settlement (enumerated as a village under St Columb Minor parish). The construction of the current harbour started in 1832.[10] Newquay
Newquay
parish was created in 1882.[11] A mansion called the Tower was built for the Molesworth family in 1835: it included a castellated tower and a private chapel as they were devout Roman Catholics. The Tower later became the golf club house.[12] After the arrival of passenger trains in 1876, the former fishing village started to grow. Several major hotels were built around the turn of the 19th century, including the Victoria in East Street, the Atlantic and the Headland. The three churches were also built soon after 1901. The arms of the urban district council of Newquay
Newquay
were Or on a saltire Azure four herrings respectant Argent.[13] Growth of the town eastwards soon reached the area around the railway station: Station Road became Cliff Road around 1930, and the houses beyond, along Narrowcliff, were also converted into hotels. Narrowcliff was first known as Narrowcliff Promenade, and then Narrowcliff Road. On some pre-war maps it is spelt Narrowcliffe. At the time of the First World War
First World War
the last buildings at the edge of the town were a little further along present-day Narrowcliff, including the Hotel Edgecumbe. Post-war development saw new houses and streets built in the Chester Road area, accompanied by ribbon development along the country lane which led to St Columb Minor, some 2 miles (3 km) away. This thoroughfare was modernised and named Henver Road, also some time in the 1930s. Development continued in this direction until the Second World War, by which time much of Henver Road had houses on both sides, with considerable infilling also taking place between there and the sea. It was not until the early 1950s that the last houses were built along Henver Road itself: after that, there was a virtually continuous building line on both sides of the main road from the other side of St Columb Minor right into the town centre. The Doublestiles estate to the north of Henver Road was also built in the early 1950s, as the name of Coronation Way indicates, and further development continued beyond, becoming the Lewarne Estate and extending the built up area to the edges of Porth. Other areas also developed in the period between the wars were Pentire (known for a time as West Newquay) and the Trenance Valley. Other streets dating from the 1920s included St Thomas Road, which provided the approach to the town's new cottage hospital at its far end, to be followed by others in the same area near the station, such as Pargolla Road. Up to the early 20th century, the small fishing port was famous for pilchards and there is a "Huer's Hut" above the harbour from which a huer would cry "Hevva!" to call out the fishing fleet when pilchard shoals were spotted. The town's present insignia includes four pilchards, while its motto Ro An Mor is Cornish for 'from the sea'. The real pilchards now only survive in limited stocks, but a small number of boats still catch the local edible crabs and lobsters. More recent development has been on a larger scale: until the late 1960s a passenger arriving by train would not have seen a building by the line (with the exception of Trencreek village) until the Trenance Viaduct was reached. Today, the urban area starts a good 1.5 miles (2 km) inland from the viaduct. Other growth areas have been on the fringes of St Columb Minor
St Columb Minor
and also towards the Gannel. More development beyond Treninnick, south of the Trenance Valley, has taken the urban area out as far as Lane, where more building is now under way. The Trennnick/Treloggan development, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s, included not merely housing but also an industrial estate and several large commercial outlets, including a major supermarket and a cash and carry warehouse. In 2012, the first phase of Surfbury began to be built (as local people have called it after the similar Poundbury). It is a Duchy of Cornwall
Cornwall
planned development at Tregunnel Hill with 174 homes.[14] More plans include further substantial development inland which has now begun, and construction on a large site known as Nansledan is now apparent along the Quintrell Road. Plans were approved for the development of 800 homes at Nansledan in December 2013. The Nansledan plan now includes more than 4,000 homes, shops, a supermarket, church and primary school.[15] Places like Trencreek, Porth and St Columb Minor
St Columb Minor
have long since become suburbs of Newquay: it is now quite possible that by the 2030s, should present development trends continue, the eastern edge of the town could encompass Quintrell Downs, 3 miles (5 km) from the town centre.[16] In April 2012 the Aerohub
Aerohub
enterprise zone for aerospace businesses was set up at Newquay
Newquay
Cornwall
Cornwall
Airport. In September 2014, the UK's Homes and Communities Agency and the European Regional Development Fund agreed to fund the construction of a £6 million Aerohub
Aerohub
Business Park there.[17] Newquay
Newquay
is now a contender for obtaining a licence to operate as a Spaceport,[18] in competition with sites in Scotland and Wales, and a decision had been expected in the summer of 2017.[19] However, the additional general election in June 2017 has delayed the necessary legislation, and although a Bill is passing through Parliament, Royal Assent now seems unlikely before 2018. The bid is being supported by Cornwall
Cornwall
Council and Cornwall
Cornwall
& Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. The proposal also includes the related facilities offered by the Cornish space tracking station at Goonhilly. Churches[edit]

St Columb Minor, Newquay

Newquay
Newquay
St. Michael's, a large Anglican church in the Cornish style designed by Sir Ninian Comper, was built in 1911. There is a fine rood screen; the churchmanship is High. The church was destroyed by an arson attack on 29 June 1993, but has since been reopened (rededicated in 1996). Most of Newquay
Newquay
was in earlier times part of the parish of St Columb Minor. A chapel of ease already existed before 1911 but the growth in population meant that it was no longer adequate.[20] Arthur Mee in his Cornwall
Cornwall
(King's England) describes the perpetual light maintained in the church as a memorial to the men of Newquay
Newquay
who died in the First World War. The stained glass windows and rood screen are also described: the main themes are St Michael, the three other archangels, and Jesus Christ and Mary the Blessed Virgin.[21] The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity is earlier, having been built in 1903: until 1985 it was dependent on monks from Bodmin
Bodmin
but then became part of the Diocese of Plymouth. There have also been Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels in the town, the Wesleyan being a fine (picturesque) building of 1904. Geography[edit] Climate[edit] As with the rest of the British Isles
British Isles
and South West England, Newquay experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. The nearest Met Office
Met Office
weather station is St. Mawgan/ Newquay
Newquay
Airport, about 3.5 miles to the north east of the town centre. Temperature extremes in the area since 1960 vary from 31.3 °C (88.3 °F) in June 1976 and August 1995[22] down to −9.0 °C (15.8 °F) during January 1987.[23]

Climate data for Newquay
Newquay
Airport/ St Mawgan
St Mawgan
103m asl, 1971-2000, Extremes 1960-

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 14.4 (57.9) 16.5 (61.7) 19.6 (67.3) 23.9 (75) 26.5 (79.7) 31.3 (88.3) 30.7 (87.3) 31.3 (88.3) 27.4 (81.3) 23.6 (74.5) 16.5 (61.7) 16.5 (61.7) 31.3 (88.3)

Average high °C (°F) 9.4 (48.9) 9.9 (49.8) 11.7 (53.1) 14.1 (57.4) 16.4 (61.5) 19.3 (66.7) 20.8 (69.4) 20.1 (68.2) 18.9 (66) 16.3 (61.3) 12.3 (54.1) 10.2 (50.4) 14.9 (58.8)

Average low °C (°F) 5.4 (41.7) 5.1 (41.2) 5.6 (42.1) 7.1 (44.8) 9.7 (49.5) 12.2 (54) 14.3 (57.7) 14.2 (57.6) 12.7 (54.9) 10.9 (51.6) 8.2 (46.8) 6.3 (43.3) 9.2 (48.6)

Record low °C (°F) −9.0 (15.8) −8.5 (16.7) −8.5 (16.7) −2.1 (28.2) 1.0 (33.8) 2.7 (36.9) 7.4 (45.3) 7.2 (45) 4.9 (40.8) 0.3 (32.5) −4.2 (24.4) −6.7 (19.9) −9 (16)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 119.9 (4.72) 86.8 (3.417) 81.1 (3.193) 62.0 (2.441) 58.5 (2.303) 65.2 (2.567) 55.7 (2.193) 73.2 (2.882) 89.8 (3.535) 108.2 (4.26) 121.1 (4.768) 121.1 (4.768) 1,046.2 (41.189)

Mean monthly sunshine hours 66.6 86.4 125.0 194.2 220.5 216.1 207.7 202.6 164.1 117.2 79.2 63.2 1,742.5

Source #1: Met Office[24]

Source #2: Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute[25] Source #3: Newquay Weather Station[26]

Geology[edit] The bedrock underlying Newquay
Newquay
is the Devonian
Devonian
age Meadfoot Group, a succession of interbedded mudstones, siltstones and sandstones, with occasional beds of limestone. Quaternary
Quaternary
age deposits of blown sand cover the bedrock in the western part of the town. Some mineralisation associated with the Cornubian granite batholith that intrudes into much of the peninsular is found in the western part of the town near Fistral Beach, in the form of lodes of lead and silver minerals. Tourism[edit]

Tolcarne Beach

Newquay
Newquay
has been a major tourist destination for more than a century, principally on account of its coastline and nine long and accessible sandy beaches, including Fistral. Around 22,000 people live in Newquay, but the population can increase to 100,000 or more in the summer because Newquay
Newquay
has a large stock of holiday accommodation.[27] Established in sections throughout the 20th century, Trenance Leisure Gardens are sited in a wooded, formerly marshy valley on the quieter edge of Newquay, stretching down to the Gannel Estuary. From the Edwardian era
Edwardian era
it provided recreation for tourists with walks, tennis courts and a bowling green, all still popular today. In the gardens, which are spanned by the arches of the stone railway viaduct, visitors have long been able to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Trenance Gardens with their mature trees and heritage cottages, leading to the boating lake. This was dug during the depression of the 1930s as a work creation scheme. In the late 1960s, further enterprises were established by the council, including mini-golf, a swimming pool, the "Little Western" miniature railway and Newquay
Newquay
Zoo, which opened in 1969. Newquay
Newquay
was also known for the "Run to the Sun" event, which took place for many years during the public holiday on the last weekend in May at Trevelgue Holiday Park. People visited the town in Volkswagen camper vans, Beetles and other custom cars. The last RTTS took place in 2014.[28] The 630 mi (1,014 km) South West Coast Path
South West Coast Path
runs through the town.[29] Town trail[edit] Newquay
Newquay
Discovery Trail[30] is made up of 14 Cornish slate discs, each 1 metre (39 inches) in diameter, sunk into the ground at strategic points around the town. Each of the discs features a series of 'conundrum' words carved by sculptor Peter Martin. The trail starts in the centre of town at the Killacourt.[31][32] Education[edit] Newquay
Newquay
has one higher education campus, Cornwall
Cornwall
College Newquay, which is a member of the Combined Universities in Cornwall Partnership. It offers foundation degree courses in Zoological Conservation, Marine Aquaculture, Animal Science and Wildlife Education and Media. Appropriately, the campus is alongside Newquay Zoo in the Trenance Valley. There are also two secondary schools: Newquay Tretherras
Newquay Tretherras
is a state-funded academy with specialist Technology College status, and Treviglas College is a specialist Business and Enterprise College. Second World War[edit] Among many schools evacuated to Cornwall
Cornwall
(notably Benenden
Benenden
Girls' School), 240 boys and 20 masters of Gresham's School
Gresham's School
were evacuated to the town from Holt, Norfolk, during the Second World War, between June 1940 and March 1944.[33] Gresham's occupied the Bay Hotel and the Pentire Hotel.[34] Between 1940 and 1944,[35] the Royal Air Force used hotels in Newquay as a Ground school for aircrew Initial Training Wings (No 7, No 8, and No 40). Recruits were taught basic flying theory and service protocols, and were sorted into their likely future RAF trades, such as Pilots, Observers, Navigators, Wireless operators, and air gunners. The training took place in the Highbury Hotel and men were billeted in nearby hotels.[36][37] Several of the large hotels in Newquay
Newquay
were requisitioned as convalescent hospitals for the Army, Air Force, and Royal Navy. These were the Atlantic Hotel, the Headland Hotel, the Hotel Victoria, and the St Rumons (now called the Esplanade).[38] Hospital and emergency services[edit]

Newquay
Newquay
Lifeboat Station

Devon and Cornwall
Cornwall
Constabulary maintains a substantial police station in Tolcarne Road, and the Major Crime Investigation Team for Cornwall works from there. The modern day-staffed fire station in Tregunnel Hill is run by Cornwall
Cornwall
County Fire Brigade, and is the home of one of the two aerial ladder platforms based in Cornwall. Ambulance cover is provided by the South Western Ambulance Service
South Western Ambulance Service
NHS Trust from an Ambulance Station in St Thomas Road. Newquay
Newquay
Hospital[39] is also at the end of St Thomas Road, and is a local hospital catering for both in- and outpatients. The nearest general hospital is in Truro. Proposals in recent years for the Newquay
Newquay
Growth Area, east of the present town, have included a new and larger hospital. Newquay
Newquay
also has a 14 personnel coastguard rescue team based at Treloggan Industrial Park and an RNLI lifeboat station based in the harbour. Transport[edit] Rail[edit]

Newquay
Newquay
railway station

Newquay railway station
Newquay railway station
is the terminus of the Atlantic Coast Line from Par. The railway was originally built as a mineral line in the 1840s to provide a link with the harbour. A passenger service followed on 20 June 1876, and from then on the town developed quickly as a resort. The station is close to the beaches on the east side of the town centre. Newquay
Newquay
handles intercity trains throughout the summer, which include a daily service to and from London in July and August and also further through trains to London, the Midlands and North on Saturdays and Sundays between May and September. It is the only branch line terminus in Britain still handling scheduled intercity trains. Two of the three former platforms were taken out of use in 1987, but Network Rail
Network Rail
had planned[40] to restore one of the disused platforms to improve capacity. However, the latest draft Route Utilisation Study for the Great Western routes, published in September 2009,[41] makes no mention of this. Instead it favours a restored crossing place (a short section of double track where trains can pass) at St Columb Road. This will depend on the progress with developing a proposed eco-town in the China clay
China clay
area, much of which lies near the line. A local user group has been campaigning for the line to be upgraded, not merely with at least one additional platform to be provided at Newquay, but also for passenger trains to run from St Dennis Junction (near St Columb Road) to Burngullow, on the Cornish Main Line west of St Austell. This would require the restoration of several miles of track, and also the improvement of a China clay
China clay
line which still operates between Parkandillack and Burngullow. This route was proposed in 1987 as a possible replacement for the line to Par, much of which could then have been closed. However, although the British Railways Board obtained the necessary legal powers, the plan was not carried out. History[edit] The goods line which developed into the Newquay
Newquay
and Cornwall
Cornwall
Junction Railway was opened in 1846 from inland clay mines to the harbour, worked by horses. Parts of the old line from the present station to the harbour are still in existence: the most obvious section is a broad footpath from opposite the station in Cliff Road to East Street, known locally as the "tram track", and complete with a very railway-style overbridge. From East Street, the line continued towards the harbour along the present-day Manor Road. The last trains ran through to Newquay
Newquay
Harbour
Harbour
in about 1924, but general goods traffic continued to reach Newquay railway station
Newquay railway station
until 1964. The goods yard then closed as part of much wider changes on British Railways. However, the passenger station and its approaches were enlarged more than once, with additional carriage sidings being built at Newquay
Newquay
in the 1930s. The originally wooden viaduct just outside the station, which crosses the Trenance Valley, was rebuilt in 1874 to allow locomotives to run over the structure and then again after World War II to carry double track, which extended until 1964 for approximately 1 mile to Tolcarn Junction. The line is now single throughout again, but the width of the viaduct is still obvious. Tolcarn Junction itself was the point where a second passenger route diverged from the Par line between 1906 and 1963. This branch ran to Chacewater, west of Truro, via Perranporth
Perranporth
and St Agnes, and provided through trains to Truro
Truro
and Falmouth. The surviving branch line from Par, which includes other viaducts—mainly in the Luxulyan Valley—and also numerous level crossings, still brings many visitors each year from the junction at Par (on the Cornish Main Line) to Newquay. From the 1890s until 1947 the branch was owned by the Great Western Railway, then becoming part of British Railways Western Region until the late 1980s, when it was transferred to the Provincial sector of BR. This sector was renamed Regional Railways at the start of the 1990s. After BR passenger services were franchised in 1996 and 1997, the line was operated by Wales & West (originally South Wales & West) from October 1996. Wales & West was a franchise owned by Prism Rail, but Prism did not stay the course: it was taken over by National Express in early 2001 and the Wales & West franchise was then divided, its South West of England
England
area becoming Wessex Trains. This situation lasted until April 2006, when the Wessex franchise was absorbed by the new Greater Western franchise, which is operated by Great Western Railway. Air[edit]

Newquay
Newquay
Cornwall
Cornwall
Airport

Cornwall
Cornwall
Airport Newquay
Newquay
provides links to many other parts of the United Kingdom. It is an HM Customs port, because it also handles increasing numbers of foreign flights, both scheduled and chartered. Newquay
Newquay
(NQY) is the principal airport for Cornwall, although there are several minor airfields elsewhere in the county. Until 2008, Newquay
Newquay
Civil Airport (as it was formerly known) used the runway and other facilities of RAF St Mawgan, but in December 2008 the Ministry of Defence handed over most of the site to the recently formed Cornwall
Cornwall
Airport Limited. The first stage of the conversion into a fully commercial airport was completed in 2011, although further substantial development is planned.[42] The handover, which was due to take place at the end of 2008, was delayed for almost three weeks because of problems in obtaining the essential Civil Aviation Authority licence, which was withheld until further work had been carried out. Bus[edit]

Newquay
Newquay
Bus Station

There are regular bus services from Newquay
Newquay
to many parts of Cornwall, including the neighbouring urban centres of Truro
Truro
and St Austell
St Austell
as well as Fowey, St Columb Major, Padstow, Perranporth
Perranporth
and Wadebridge. The principal operator is First Kernow, while the town is also served by National Express
National Express
coaches. The bus station is in Manor Road, which runs parallel to the shopping area in Bank Street. A scheme to upgrade and improve the bus station with the additions of a new enclosed waiting area and accessible facilities began in late February 2018. Sport and leisure[edit] Newquay
Newquay
has two Non-League football
Non-League football
clubs Newquay F.C.
Newquay F.C.
who play at Mount Wise Stadium and Godolphin Atlantic F.C.
Godolphin Atlantic F.C.
who play at Godolphin Way. Newquay
Newquay
Hornets rugby club play at Newquay
Newquay
Sports Centre. Newquay
Newquay
have a successful, four team cricket club based at the SportsCentre. Their 1st XI currently compete in Cornwall's County One, and at the start of the century were a major power in regional cricket, winning the ECB Cornwall
Cornwall
Premier League in 2003, boasting star players such as Ryan Driver, Tim Walton and Barry Purchase. Newquay's academy in the past 15 years has produced 4 full Cornwall players - Rob Harrison, Neil Ivamy, Joe Crane and Adam Cocking, in addition to numerous County youth representatives. They have youth teams from age ranges Under 9 - Under 19. In 2016 their overseas professional was former Zimbabwean test match batsman Mark Vermeulen. In 2017 the teams all competed well in their respective Divisions, and have now gone down the route of not having a professional, instead investing in improving the ground, coaching and infrastructure. Newquay
Newquay
is a prime destination for touring cricket sides and the club specialise in hosting touring teams. Newquay
Newquay
also plays host to the Newquay
Newquay
Road Runners who are based from the sports centre. Surfing[edit]

Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach
showing the beach bar setup ready for the 2010 Boardmasters Festival

The resort is widely regarded as the surf capital of the UK.[43] Newquay
Newquay
is a centre for the surf industry in Britain,[44] with many surf stores, board manufacturers and hire shops in the town. At the centre of Newquay's surfing status is Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach
which has a reputation as one of the best beach breaks in Cornwall. Fistral is capable of producing powerful, hollow waves and holding a good sized swell. Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach
has been host to international surfing competitions for around 20 years now. The annual Boardmasters Festival
Boardmasters Festival
takes place at Fistral beach, with a music festival taking place at Watergate Bay. Newquay
Newquay
is also home to the reef known as the Cribbar. With waves breaking at up to 20 feet (6 m), the Cribbar
Cribbar
was until recently rarely surfed as it requires no wind and huge swell to break. It was first surfed in September 1965 by Rodney Sumpter Bob Head and Jack Lydgate then again in 1966 by Pete Russell, Ric Friar and Johnny McElroy and American Jack Lydgate.[45] The recent explosion in interest in surfing large waves has seen it surfed more frequently by South African born Chris Bertish, who during a succession of huge clean swells in 2004 surfed the biggest wave ever seen there.[46] Towan, Great Western and Tolcarne beaches nearer the town and nearby Crantock
Crantock
and Watergate Bay
Watergate Bay
also provide high quality breaks.

Newquay, harbour, Atlantic Hotel and headland from Tolcarne Beach

Notable people associated with Newquay[edit]

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William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, was born in Newquay Alexander Lodge (1881–1938) was an English inventor who did early work and held some patents on the spark plug.[47] Singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph
Ruarri Joseph
lives in the Newquay
Newquay
area Richard Long, 4th Viscount Long lived at The Island, a house on a rock linked to the mainland by a private suspension bridge[48] Former Sheffield Wednesday and Celtic footballer Chris Morris was born in Newquay Singer-songwriter James Morrison grew up in the Newquay
Newquay
area: he attended Treviglas College Singer-songwriter Neil Halstead
Neil Halstead
currently resides in the area Phillip Schofield
Phillip Schofield
attended Newquay Tretherras
Newquay Tretherras
School[49] John Coulson Tregarthen, naturalist and novelist, lived in Newquay Sir David Willcocks
Sir David Willcocks
the choral conductor, organist, and composer was born here in 1919 British painter Nicholas Charles Williams
Nicholas Charles Williams
is based in Newquay Musician/producer Richard David James
Richard David James
(Aphex Twin) resides in Newquay Novelist Charlotte Mary Matheson
Charlotte Mary Matheson
live at Porth Veor

Twinning[edit] Newquay
Newquay
is twinned with Dinard
Dinard
in Brittany, France.[50] Newquay
Newquay
in films[edit]

The Headland Hotel
Headland Hotel
next to Fistral Beach
Fistral Beach
has been used in several films, including Wild Things (1998) and The Witches (1990).[51][52] The Beatles
The Beatles
filmed part of the Magical Mystery Tour film in Newquay. Scenes were filmed at the Atlantic Hotel and Towan Beach.[53][54] Blue Juice
Blue Juice
(1995)[55]

See also[edit]

List of topics related to Cornwall

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