Volunteers at Penryn Museum have had to bid farewell to one of their team members.

French student Sophie Bellac had volunteered while studying graphic design at the Tremough Campus in Penryn.

Her duties in two years as a volunteer included meeting and greeting visitors and scanning pictures for the attraction’s photographic collection.

Born in Paris and having lived in Falmouth while working for her degree, Sophie will now continue her studies at Bournemouth University.

Housed in the town hall, Penryn Museum is open to the public on weekdays from 10am until 3pm.

Its collection of interesting artefacts, documents and books attracts visitors of all ages and from all parts of the world including many people keen to learn more about a town that existed long before its near neighbour, Falmouth.

Current museum volunteers include Penryn’s mayor Chaz Wenmoth who this week issued an appeal for more local people or visiting students to join the team.

“Anyone with an interest in local history, especially that of our ancient town, would be at home among our small, dedicated and friendly team,” said Mr Wenmoth.

“To get in touch they should call Shirley Richards on 01326 372158."