Generations of visitors and residents have been mesmerized by the beauty of Port Navas Creek and its Quay. It always had a ‘village green’ atmosphere and was a favourite place for walkers, swimmers and painters. When the Duchy of Cornwall bought the Quay in the early 1960’s (see press cutting below) Villagers felt confident that it would be protected for all time – rather like a National Trust property. Generations too have enjoyed unrestricted access to the Quay as of right. Click here to see a photograph of the bench that local residents purchased for the Quay in the 1960s.
The Quay is a listed Grade II site – and was the point from which granite was exported in the 19Cy – for amongst other constructions – Nelson’s Column and Tower Bridge. It has important (and now endangered) artefacts on it. The Quay fell into disuse in about 1900, was briefly used again in the mid 1950’s and since about 1960 has CEASED to be a WORKING QUAY by Ministerial Order. Car parking for example was banned.
But what has happened since about 2005. You can see the before and now from the two photos below . You will also see photos taken of the Quay below in May and June 2008. Click here and here to see some more photographs of how beautiful the Quay was before the establishment of the Oyster Unit.
Let us know what you think. Also local councillors. Why not write to the Duchy of Cornwall, Natural England or the Marine Fisheries Authority? (address given in ‘Have Your Say’ ) . We would appreciate a copy of any response you receive. Thank you.
Recent Photos of the Quay Taken in May and June 2008 by Concerned Residents: