2004 Newquay

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Newquay, Cornwall, 2004

In March, 2004,  thirty two members travelled to Newquay, Cornwall, to savour the pleasures of the Esplanade Hotel and to visit local places of interest such as The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  Members were joined for the weekend by Chevening Scholar guest, Kiel Loughman, and new ni-Vanuatu member Alivier Wartef.

David and Betty Walford, closing in on Mavis Salt during a welcome rest at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  Three Condominium adventurers from the New Hebrides in the 1970s.


Mena Shackley, Helga Longworth and Doreen Newson at the Lost Gardens of Heligan (looking for something?)

The splendid domes of the Eden Project, as seen from the viewing platforms on arrival.

  BFOV members arrive at the Eden Project.  From L to R Malcolm Hilson, Diane and Stuart Hill, mena Shackley, Gill & Chris Nicol, helga Longworth, Norman Shackley & Marion Hilson.
Michael Longworth and Mena Shackley in the tropical dome at the Eden Project.   Norman & Mena Shackley at the Esplanade Hotel.
The tropical dome at the Eden Project.   Doreen Newson and Pamela Clunies- Ross enjoying the bigfala lafete on the Saturday evening at the Esplanade Hotel in Newquay.
Andrew & Patricia Stewart table at the Esplanade Hotel for the association dinner after the AGM.   Roger & Judy Craddock share a story and a table with Malcolm Hilson, and Anna & Richard Dorman.
Stuart & Diane Hill relaxing at the hotel after a long day at the Eden project -- see Stuart's macro photo of the leaf on the right of this image.   Close-up picture of a leaf at the Eden Project (photo by Stuart Hill)
Chevening scholar, Kiel Loughman, relaxes at the Esplanade Hotel after the long journey from Sheffield.  Following a late arrival in Newquay Kiel was taken on a two-man Vanuatu tour (with Alivier Wartef) of the Eden Project by Roger Craddock.   Alivier Wartef - a ni-vanuatu national now living and working in London and a recently new (2004) member of the British Friends of Vanuatu, checks out incoming SMS calls on the mobile while waiting for evening dinner at the Esplanade Hotel.