A grand opening of a newly renovated building for use by the community took place on Saturday in Coverack.

The official opening of the Coverack Fisherman's Rest, which is located at the top of Coverack Harbour, took place on Saturday October 2 at 3 pm, despite the wet weather.

The new renovation was opened by Mrs Georgia Roskilly in memory of her husband Ben who unfortunately passed away before he saw its completion.

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Ben had followed the Rest's renovation progress with interest and enthusiasm up to his passing.

Organisers say the opening was attended by what looked to be almost the whole village, including three Parish Councillors and Mrs Grace Hatton, the Parish Secretary.

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Tony Carey, Chairman of the Rest Committee, presented Georgia with a bouquet and thanked everyone who contributed in any way to the remarkable transformation.

All present were invited to enjoy refreshments as well as view the interior of the Rest.

Artefacts, photographs and memorabilia of the village and the RNLI lifeboat are now on permanent display including portraits by Ivor Thomas of local fishermen.

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The Fisherman's Rest is now ready for the village and snooker club to use and will provide a warm, dry, and welcoming environment.

Through the generosity of friends, supporters, local businesses and the National Lottery's Community Fund, over £30,000 was raised to save this village landmark.