At the annual meeting of Penryn Museum a new volunteer was officially welcomed to the team and thanked for the contribution she has already made by scanning photographs and documents from the archives.

Jenny Rowan, from Carbis Bay, gained a BA in history from the University of Exeter last March, and will now be assisting the Mayor of Penryn, Chaz Wenmoth, who also volunteers at the museum, with updating the attraction's website and social media platforms.

Museum chairman, Gill Grant, said that work was well in hand with the Arts Council accreditation bid, and thanked volunteers for their efforts over the past year. Treasurer, Margaret Whibley, reported that finances were in a sound state, and education officer, Peter Bodle, outlined plans for new exhibits to be unveiled when the museum reopens to the public on March 2.

Shirley Richards, who oversees the museum's day-to-day running, said there was still a need for more volunteers who could give a few hours each week.

Duties would include meeting and greeting and keeping a record of book sales, but there would also be opportunities for the volunteers to do their own research.

Further information was available by calling 01326 372158.