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BEEN TO LOOE FOR A FEW YEARS NOW IS A FABULOUSE PLACE WE LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN IN 2005
creswell, worksop, notts, uk on Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 23:00:33
I came to Looe Bay 2 mounths ago till the 31st - 7th of August. I come and see the shows every night!!!!! I know all of the Weststar Troupers they are Scott, Ryan, Dan, Dion, Steff, Monique & Kristie. But my favourite Weststar Trouper is Scott because he makes me laugh!!!! Sid, Lizzie & Sammy are good too. I might be coming next year. My favourite shows is Schools Out & Footlose.
Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, England on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 18:53:23
Hi Looe! We'll be back Nov 5 staying at Tencreek. David won the talent contest playing a Joe Satriani number. Hi to everyone at the Fishermans arms - we miss you all! Can't find you e mail address sorry. Have a pint of the black stuff ready for us on 5th. Jill and Steve - Port Talbot
port talbot, wales on Monday, October 18, 2004 at 14:30:03
We have been to looe 4 times now and are coming back this november. we stay in the clipper up on the cliff opposite the banjo.
Lichfield, staffordshire, midlands, England on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 19:45:40
My family name is Knight. In the 70's we had a holiday on Looe island. I was with my mum,dad and sisters Sarah and Jill. We stayed in white washed cottages with only basic amentities. We had such a fantastic time and did not leave the island at all for 2 weeks. There was also some students there at the same time (Liz?) but I think they were really roughing it and were maybe camping? I may be wrong. I remember distinctly the fuschia hedges going up from the beach to the cottage.(I actually grow fuschia in my garden to help preserve this memory). I remember Atty and Babs making us so welcome and loving the company of children. We felt so free there, it is a fortnight I would love to give my two boys. Do you know, my mum dressed as a red indian for the whole time - I guess she felt the freedom too!! My heartfelt thanks to Atty and Babs for giving me such wonderful memories and such a remarkable holiday experience.
Nassington, Northamptonshire, England on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 22:46:32
I have been visiting looe for many years now and each time i go down it is like going home. hopfully one day it will be a possibility and i shall become a local one day soon.
Longfield, kent, england on Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 10:45:00
Will be back in Looe in 9 days and counting!!!! Sorry to hear that Tony is not still at Trelawne Manor! Hope all is as good as when he was there! Really looking forward to getting back. In a funny way it's like going home!
Denton, Manchester, England on Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 23:26:20
we are visiting looe tomorrow its a lovely place beacause i used to live threr .
rugby, warwickshire, uk on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 18:02:57
very pretty tradional old cornish town im looking forward to visiting in september for a weekend it looks lovelly cant wait
weston super mare, north somerset, england on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 17:48:17
when i was a child i visited looe with my parents to watch the sharks being landed there. It was very exciting to see. I am taking my wife and children to looe in october 2004 as my son is just mad about animals especially the shark.
Lincoln, Lincolnshire on Friday, August 13, 2004 at 12:19:45
I wrote in the guestbook in febuary to try and find the man i met on my holiday to looe. I had given birth to Ellie and wanted to find her father, knowing what is like nothaving a father and not wanting her to feel the same. I managed to get in touch with Scott and found out he had confessed to his girlfriend he had found someone else and not managed to find me. We now have a house in Strathaven and Scott is a wonderful father for Ellie and his son Daniel is a great wee boy. My oldest daughter Chloe is wonderful with both boys and a great help with Ellie. I am convinced he is the love of my life and discusing marriage. Thanx looe for giving me my wonderful man, daughter and stepson. Youz are the best! xXxXx
Strathhaven, Glasgow on Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 23:28:28
My wife and I have just spent a fabulous nostalgic week in East and West Looe. I am 50 years old now and after emigrating to Toronto Canada in 1989, I have had the most unbelievable need to revisit the wonderful holiday town that my mother and father( now deceased)took me to as a child. The fond memories of "Banjo Pier",High and Low tide (along with the ferry from East to West Looe and back again), The wonderful fishing village smell,the ever constant sea gull chatter,Quaint streets,lovely beach,The world`s best fish and chips,The "Ship Inn" The "Punch Bowl Inn" and watching the fishing boats come back in the evening with their catch...all of this was still there even after 40 years !! We used to stay with John Joliffe and his wife (or perhaps his name was Juliffe)and they were in West Looe. If he remembers John and Pauline Rudkin and Mary and Ernie Willis I would love to hear from him. Many Many thanks to Jenny and Ron at the Westcliffe (West Looe) they made our holiday,and Julie and I wish them well. So Thank you Looe for preserving your history so well and keeping it original. We will see you again soon.
Rich and Julie Willis
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 00:38:31
Just got back from hols having stayed close to Looe at Trencreek holiday park. My family and I had a wonderful time exploring Cornwall. I particularly enjoyed Looe, a very attractive town with a wonderful night life.
Scarborough, Yorkshire on Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 12:03:46
I worked at the Golden Guinea Restaurant in 1974, when I was 17.What great memories I have,great beach great pubs and hotels and a beautiful fishing harbour.Waking in the morning and seeing the swans swimming in the river,not a care in the world.I will return,soon I hope.
Edinburgh (formerly Liverpool) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 16:16:08
Have fond memories (1973-74)rehearsing with a London band(The Ratz )in a farmhouse and bungalow somewhere with singer Steve Chappell. Alan Card was our manager and we all lived in his house in the village.We had no money but locals helped out with pints in the local,I think Paul Foot was a drinker there.We never got signed,but we had great songs.We did a few gigs.Anyone remember anything? I left an electric blue sparkle Hopf guitar with a couple in the village.It's a long shot!Has anyone seen it? Please email me if you know anything.Billsgang@aol.com Cheers,
london, uk on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 22:59:03
I am 44 years old and i first came to Looe on holiday with my parents and sister when i was about 5. We subsequently came every easter for about the next 12 years. We used to stay near Pelynt at first and then we discovered Margaret Dann's wonderful cafe and the fact that she used to rent out her house in Hannafore, so we started staying there. After she retired she used to do B&B from her house and i used to travel down regularly with my wife as she used to spoil us rotten. Unfortunately Margaret wouldn't take children so when my daughter was born we couldn,t stay with her any more and we haven't been to Looe since. However i am delighted to say that we are coming down to stay in august and i wondered if any of your subscribers knew anything about Margaret Dann and what she is doing now. Roll on august, i can't wait.
Lincoln, LIncolnshire, England on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 21:16:22
How nice to be remembered by the old guests from trelawne,it took a while to tidy the place up but I was so pleased when I finshed,and very happy to hand it over complete.... The original team have gone to france,and bought our own holiday parks,I miss it but I enjoyed the challenges at the time.
Tony Smitheram on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at 21:37:17
From the first time I saw Looe I fell in love with the place. I was 4 yrs old and my parents thought that I must have lived there in a previous life as I seemed to know were to go and the way to alot of places. I am on my way back in 2 weeks with my husband who also loves the place and we cant wait. The people are so friendly and everyone is made welcome and I have never been unhappy there, even when it rains its lovely. Not bad considering I have been coming there for over 40 yrs.
Wallasey, Wirral on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 18:52:19
I have not visited Looe, but I am researching my ancestors. My grandmother always said that there was a pirate in the family.
Southampton, Hampshire, UK on Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 21:36:58
i was living in looe 3years ago.i met this girl named nanna,who worked at hanafore hotel.i came back hometo bilston,and lost track of her.anyone now her address,i think she went back to france.would like to talk to her. i love looe and hoping to go back next year to live.the people are loverly.and looe is great. web site is great thanks.
sandra cooper (sc004h8542 at blueyonder.co.uk)
bilston, west midlands, england on Friday, June 25, 2004 at 00:35:33
My husband & I and our two Children spent many many happy holidays caravaning,and camping at Tregoad Farm, What a lovely Family they were, we havent visited the site fore afew years now ,wonder if they are still runing the farm,I recall the Boxer dog Tarquin wandering round the site. Our son and his young family are coming to Looe tomorrow for two weeks im sure his holiday will bring back happy memories, and he wont be able to resist popping into Tregoadfor old times sake.
Southampton, UK on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 16:20:51
We've been holidaying at Looe for the last three years - staying at the nearby Weststar holiday park. Just back from another wonderful stay and a brief note to comment on the friendliness and welcome given by the people of Looe to us (twin 8 year old girls, wife and self)generally and in particular by the pirate/puppet shop proprietors at the harbour and the lady in Abbey Bears who "kept" a bear for one of the girls. I hope you recognize yourselves as you made two children very happy. The one big downer (apart from the walk from the far end of the car park to the beach with two children and kit!) was the attitude of the counter server in the sweet shop below the Miss Marples cafe who made it clear that she didn't like serving me, didn't want to wait for me to finish shopping before putting my card "through the till" and was rudeness itself. Get a life dear - it's only a sweet shop. Fortunately the nearby shop promoting fingerprints with every credit card used (!) reestablished our view of the friendly approach and will get our future custom. So as a tip to future visitors avoid the sweet shop with attitude - it's not representative of Looe.
Little Haywood, Staffordshire on Monday, June 7, 2004 at 15:35:33
Hiya Just been to Looe and loved every minute. I particulary enjoyed all the interesting things in the Ginger shop. I think they had a website but I can't remember the address. If anyone knows of this can they please leave a message on here! Thanks!
Wombourne, S.Staffs, England on Sunday, June 6, 2004 at 10:01:30
I have been going to Looe cornwall since i was 9 and now i am 17. We stayed at Milendreath every time and never got bored me and my family have made so many friends through going to milendreath. We loved the scenery and Looe it' self i went there every day of my holiday and ive never got bored of it. Its a shame because were not going this year because the site milendreath has changed a lot. But im deffently comming back
Hoddeson, Hertfordshire on Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 20:04:57
Hello, I just got back from a 3 week trip to Cornwall. My family and I were there for the Dehwelans festival learning about our past (my mother would be 100% Cornish American, I'm only 50%..), and dreaming about a future back in our "homeland". I was on the tour that went thru Looe, what a wonderful town, and all that history!! I must say that Looe is one of the best memories I have from my trip, I can not wait until the day I can come back!
Ferndale, Michigan, USA on Friday, May 14, 2004 at 19:27:04
just arrived home from another brilliant stay in looe! took my aunt who hadn't been to cornwall before and now she's as hooked as the rest of us! stayed at looe bay again (weststar) which was lovely. nice to see not too much has changed in the town after 3 years. it still has a wonderful cornish charm that hasn't been spoilt! the beach and the gorgeous banjo pier looked stunning as usual. the sea gulls were as manic as ever and we went crab fishing which was lovely. those meringue puddings in Kellys are incredible!!! and they do the best sunday roasts!! everyone, as usual, was really friendly esp the lovely helpful taxi drivers who had to wrestle with our millions of suitcases! can't wait to go back in august!!!
banbury, oxon on Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 14:55:48
Been going to Looe now for the past 3yrs and will be there again in Sept. Can't wait!!! We always stay at Trelawne Manor and have a fantastic time. Wonder if Tony is still managing the place?? Looe has got to be the best place ever and how great it must be to live there!!
Denton, Manchester, England on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 22:24:35
I used to live in Pelynt many years ago and went to school at Looe Comp. I was Rebecca Lewis then and was just wondering if any one knew where Joanne Dingle or Debbie Barlett had gone? Or if my old history teacher Miss Lyndsey Brett was still at the school? Any news would be appreciated.
REBECCA WILLIAMS (beckywilliams602 at msn.com)
CAERLEON, SOUTH WALES on Friday, April 9, 2004 at 22:28:21
I first came to looe when i was 6 years old and my main memory
was going on the thunderbird speedboat. imagine my suprise when i returned
24 years later and it was still there. i have been coming back every
year since and going on that boat brings a huge grin to my face every
time. my thanks to the chap"sorry i never got his name" and his daughter
for keeping them in such good condition.
Hello there, i lived and worked in Looe for 6 months between May and November 2002. I worked as a waiter in the Golden Guinea and Archdeacon restaurants for Nada Crossley and lived in the Tne Bungalow up on Barbican Hill. I worked with a couple of other lads from 'oop north', Mickey from Manchester and Stuart from Grimsby. If anyone remembers me i was the 6 foot tall lad from Sheffield who used to support Sheffield United, i used to have a broken front tooth (i've got it fixed now but i used to look rough anyway!). The only other Sheffield United fan in Looe is our manager Neil Warnock who i met a couple of times. I have got many good memories of Looe, the Fishermans Arms gets a mention! Spent many afternoons on a 3 hour break in there, and it used to be my first port of call in the Evening after work! Darren (Blue) Blewett used to be a very regular drinking partner at the time. The guy who works in Looe Business Centre might remember me as i used to go in there regularly to catch up on my e-mails and check out the latest news on Sheffield United. I live in Sheffield now and life down in Cornwall was so different to the city life i expericence. I work as a railway guard now but i'm looking at trying to become a train driver in the next few years so hopefully when i qualify for that i might go and live back down in Looe. Another memory of Looe is getting harrassed by Seagulls all the time, i think they had a thing about me but thats besdie the by. Anyway if anyone remembers me and wants to get in touch my e-mail address is email@example.com , anyway stay Cornish and might see you all in the summer.
Nick Brown (Brownie)
Thinking of.......The Fishermans Arms, The Ship, The Harbour Moon, and all the other boozers!
Nick Brown, Sheffield, South Yorkshire on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 00:05:23
My Auntie Betty lived on Shutta Road in Looe for many years and worked in the office on the quay. Each year my parents, my five brothers and sisters and I would spend time during the summer holidays visiting Auntie Betty. I remember toiling up Shutta Road during the final of the 1966 world cup; everywhere was utterly quiet until a huge roar erupted from all around when the final whistle blew! I remember my auntie skimming the cream off her gold top milk to clot it in a pan on the cooker and I also remember the kind chap who ran the speedboat trips from the beach, he would let us have the occasional free trip in return for holding the boat steady... I also received my first kiss on the beach when I was 14! I mourned the loss of all the huge rocks on the beach we used to sunbathe and play on.
Southampton on Friday, March 19, 2004 at 11:00:35
nowhere in the world could ever possibly compare to looe!!! me and my family fell in love with the place as soon as we arrived in 1998. we have been going on holidays there and no where else since! the best thing is the lovely view as you first come down the hill into looe. i feel like i've come home! i hope the place stays cornish and doesn't modernise too much that it loses its lovely charm. bring back Harvey's cafe i say!!! the beach is amazing and weststar holiday park is second to none! the seagulls are a joy, not a pain and being in the banjo pier on a warm breezy day is magical. the best feeling in the world.it's the only place i can see myself living or retiring to and i'm only 19! best memories ever. long live looe!!!
katy kelly, banbury, oxfordshire, uk on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 13:13:43
I was in Looe for my holiday 4 years ago and I met the love of my life David Clarke. We got married on the 19th of July 2002. We have 3-year-old twins Mandy and Jill and a 1-year-old daughter Rebecca. When they are older we intend to take them to Looe to show them where mummy and daddy first met. Thank you Looe for giving me my perfect family.
Emily Clarke, on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 14:11:47
I went a holiday to Looe 2 years ago with my best friend for 2 weeks. We had a great time. My friend had brought along her boyfriend so I got quite lonely at nights when they went out clubbing. On my 4th day I decided to go to a pub for a drink cause I was so bored. I met a man called *****. We had a great time. I got home in the early hours of they morning when the pub shut. Me and ***** made arrangments to meet the next night. We met every day for the next week. Then on my 11th night we got so drunk and ended up in his bed. He woke me up the next morning and confessed he had a girlfriend and a son from a previous marriage which his wife had died in childbirth. He promised me he had had feelings for me since the day he saw me and his girlfriend was nothing compared to me. I ran out of the place in shock. I sat down with Louisa (my friend) and told her everything. She was very supportive. 2 months after I got home I realised I was pregnant with his baby. On November the 11th I gave birth to a little girl with my older daughter, Chloe (now 16) by my side. I gave birth to Chloe when I was 15. The baby was the spittin' image of *****. I called her Ellie. She's now two and is everything ***** was. The same blue eyes and brown hair. She is gorgeous. I think about ***** everyday and wonder if he ever told his girlfriend and how life would have been if we had got together. I want to find ***** for my sake and Ellie's. If you are reading this, ***** please get contact me. Im sure you would love Ellie just as much as I do. Even if you dont want a relationship with me ***** please get in touch for Ellies sake.
Debbie McInnes (d_mcinnes2000 at yahoo.com)
Glasgow, Scotland on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 16:06:51
Went to Looe yesterday as part of my epic mini adventure through Cornwall. Its a great place!! Got there after dark and it looked amazing with all its lights! Loved the smell (of seaweed and fish) and the locals seemed very friendly (apart from one dog which shall remain annymous).
Plymouth, Devon, UK - Friday, January 23, 2004 at 14:41:51
hi i love cornwall been coming for 20 years
john takacs ( zxr4oo at aol.com )
scunthorpe, lincolnshire, uk - Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 12:00:45
I would like to have news of an old school friend. Her name was Rosemary Ingram and is now Robinson. I think she lives in East Looe , Shutta Road? Does she keep in touch with Stella Negus? Any news would be welcome.
Susan Midson (susiemidson at yahoomail.defaultdomain)
Egham, Surrey, UK - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 13:22:44
I have lived in Essex for last 4 years but I used to live in Looe from the age of 4 till i was 16 years. I have fond memories of Looe Primary and Community school. I wonder if any of you remember me. My maiden name is Maria Brown but in my schooling years i was known as Maria Fox. Also i am trying to get back into contact with a Garry Seymour, i have seen him on this site but he left no email address. Garry's parents used to own a paper shop which is now a Bear shop in East Looe, i used to work in the paper shop doing paper deliveries with Garry, If anyone knows Garry or if you are reading this Garry my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, Plus if anyone else knows me out their please email me. Looe is such a great place i visit about 3 times a year to catch up with friends and all my family. i usually end up in the Ship Pub meeting people as it seems to be the place for a good time and entertainment and for catching up with old friends from school and work. My next visit shall be in January and i can not wait. A BIG hi to everyone out their who knows me and i shall see you all in January in my White Shoes now i am an Essex Girl.
Maria Baker (mlgbuk at yahoo.co.uk),
Romford, Essex, UK - Monday, November 3, 2003 at 18:09:40
I would love to contact an old friend - Young Louis Portman - I'm sure someone must know him. Lived and loved Looe!
Julie Walker (julieapril at hotmail.com),
Fareham, Hampshire, England - Thursday, October 16, 2003 at 20:28:52
Hello, I am trying to trace my family tree, but so many names and records have been lost. I have traced my grandfather, Edward John Soady, to his father, John "Jack" Soady, who was born in 1890. The names of his parents cannot be found. It is believed that his father was a fisherman and died at sea shortly after he was born. John was then raised by his maternal grandparents, whose last name was Wilcox; they lived in East Looe. If anyone can fill in the missing peices please e-mail me. Thank you
Emily Shuttleworth (eshuttle at sfu.ca),
Vancouver, B.C., Canada - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 01:44:30
I first stayed in Looe with my husband nearly 25 years ago. Now we visit with our young son who was a 'late arrival'. For the last 5 years we have visited twice a year in February and October. For me there is nowhere on earth like Looe. There is a magic about the place for me and I feel myself relaxing as soon as we drive down the steep hill and see the river for the first time. I love the cry of the seagulls(even if they are a nuisance for some people) and the bobbing of boats in the harbour and bustle of the fish market are all part of the lovely memories we take away with us. I think the best thing of all is that Looe has been little changed by commercialism, and although it is envitable that it must creep in a bit it has not spoilt the charm of this beautiful town. I am so looking forward to returning this year for the half term break, and guess where my husband and I will be spending our Silver Wedding next year. Good Wishes to all the locals who make our stay so special. Claire
Cardiff, South Glamorgan UK - Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 13:37:39 (BST)
We have been going to Looe on our family holidays for the last 4 years, we stay at the Weststar Holiday park. The area is georgous and the park is brilliant! The youngest members of our family are, Chyna almost 4 and Kenya 10, they love Sid and Lizzie, the park and of course the troupers (this year- Ryan, Scott, Mike, Dan, Steph, Jenny and Kate). We are going back in October, New Year, Easter and 2 weeks in August. Can't wait!!
The Ville Family
dunstable, bedfordshire UK - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 15:37:18 (BST)
Hi Everyone, I have just got back form Looe yesterday Friday, 29th August after having a fantastic week in Looe. Me and the family have been here for the past two years and a couple before that and find that it is a fantastic place. It is so nice and and there is something to do for everyone and you always meet friendly locals and people on holiday. You never know I may of seen you on holiday and if so I would love to keep in touch, if people give me there e-mail addresse's then I will e-mail you back. Look forward to hearing from you. From Craig
Altrincham, Cheshire UK, England - Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 22:49:37 (BST)
I had never been to Looe until June of this year but I had a lovely week. I went sailing on Our Daddy a couple of times and mackerel fishing on another boat. There was always lots to do and some lovely walks and trips down the river. Good memories. Looe is a lovely place to visit.
Sussex, UK - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 21:17:02 (BST)
i came back to looe this june after having not been there in over 30 years it was a trip down memory lane so to speak i stayed at sea view guest house in north road in the early years rabbit was served a evening meal i lernt to sail on looe lake and after many years got to know a few of the fishermen one in particular was LUTHER PENGELLY he had been at sea all his life and had been in the navy in the great war on H.M.S.CANOPUS his nick name was acker and was a ferry boat man by the time i knew him and named his boat canopus he had it built by COLLINS i spent a fair time on boats one way or another sharking on the MAXI with REX BARNES VALHALLA AND THE silver spray to name but a few and did many trips with NORMAN PERN on the high speed launches the COMET and the PHANTOM GOING AS FAR AS FALMOUTH and the light house in the morning anybody wanting a photo of the COMET i will e mail it to you .one day i remember quite well when i was nearly asked to leave the guest was when i managed to get a trip on the OUR GIRLS lugger we left harbour on the evening tide to catch pilchards and returned on the morning tide feeling tired i went to bed before the other guests woke up well as you can imagine the smell coming from my bedroom was to say the least a little pungent and took a lot of explaining to the other guests well thats about the end of my saga i did manage to get a painting from a artists widow of the repo MAYFLOWER at PLYMOUTH painted in water colour by her husband CHARLES TURNER and a number of prints of the CUNARD liners when i was down in JUNE I did a couple of trips with MIKE DARLINGTON ON the sailing LUGGER OUR DADDY who was the skipper of the COMET so he told me
CRANFORD, middx UK - Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 12:51:29 (BST)
DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER eric THE SPEEDBOAT MAN IN THE LATE '50'S?. WAS IN LOOE LAST YEAR AND I THOUGHT I SAW HIS OLD BOAT, IT WAS CALLED THUNDER.... THANK YOU NICK PALMER
nottingham, UK - Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 20:54:08 (BST)
I am trying to locate a friend, that I lost touch with years ago. Her name is Wendy Lightfoot. The last I heard from her, she was in West Looe, I believe. She has two children, Lindsay and Andrew. If anyone could help, it would be greatly appreciated. I know her through my brother, David Crossland. He was stationed in England while in the air force. Thanks for any help. Linda(Crossland) Keffer
linda k. keffer
uniontown, PA United States - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 13:29:56 (BST)
i'll be coming to looe next week been coming since i was about 4 love it cant wait to get there
tyne&wear, UK - Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 17:34:09 (BST)
Hello, Love your web site. I have been to Looe many times since I was a young boy back in the early 70's, and must say that it is one of my favourite places, not just in the west country, but the whole of the UK. I am now 36 years old with a lovely wife and two children, Sam my son of 7 and my daughter Joley,5, and they also have a love for Looe, having spent 2 holidays there already. We are hoping to move to Cornwall next year, if we can find work in the county, as we have had enough of the London way of life: even living in Kent where we do, we still wish for our Cornwall future to come sooner rather than later. Thanks again on a great web site, we'll be visiting it regularly.
UK - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 22:53:23 (BST)
Started coming to Looe in the 1960's where we stayed at our Nan and Grandad's house. Mum has now got her own flat in Looe which is fantastic. Does anyone remember Margaret Dann's cafe? She used to make fantastic waffles. I used to help Margaret to clear plates and take them to the kitchen when we ate in there. Looe holds many fabulous memories for me and my cousins alike. One cousin, Paul had a rowing boat. We went up the river in it. Mum went for a swim but couldn't get back in the boat as her bikini bottom kept coming off. She didn't want to put her feet on the bottom of the river as there were crabs running along with their pincers up - as if ready to pinch her! I did a sponsored walk from Kent to Cornwall, ending up at the Harbour Moon, Looe for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust - Looe is great.
UK - Friday, July 25, 2003 at 15:31:15 (BST)
I have lived in Looe since 1993 and I am currently in Australia backpacking for a year, having some time left after checking my e-mail's I thought I'd see if Looe was on the net and I came across this site. It was nice to see pictures of home and to read what people have to say about Looe makes me proud to say that I come from Looe. I didn't realise how much I would miss being in Looe and although I am having a fantastic time here in Australia it is nice to know that I will be going back home to Looe. Oh, I just have to add a quick hello to any friends and family that are reading this - HELLO.
From Kerry Marks currently in Australia! Saturday 12 July, 2003, 10:08:33
I have visited Looe several times a year for 32 years and intend to move there either by way of transfering my job or retiring. My dads side of the family come from St Cleer,my daughter is named Bethany (a little hamlet Cornwall side of Plymouth). Last year I dropped a mate of at his ship in Guz and stayed the night in Looe,I attended a karaoke night at the Ship pub the singing was absolutely awful even after pints of Wreckers and Walter Hicks rum chasers.Hasnt put me off though.I left the pub tired and emotional but lo and behold a magic kebab shop appeared (not unlike the shopkeeper in Mr Benn) that i had never seen before.It finished the night off a treat after some mighty friendly Cornish folk pointed me in the direction I was staying and shouted " Chooo" as I went. My dream is to be mayor of Looe before Im 65........watch this space.
Johnny.Serving Met Police Officer....marooned somewhere in Essex. Tues 8 July, 2003, 01:48:05
I lived in Looe for 22 years and nearly all my family are still there...i love the place and miss all my friends and family (Hello if any of you are reading this) but its always good to go back and visit. Glad to see it has its own website! think they should have a section about all the pubs and real entertainment ( YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!) that goes on down there. Had a great time growing up there...loads of fun had by all! For the best pasties go to the Cornish Bakehouse in fore street next to the Ship Pub. Glad most people dont leave the place as they make the place.....see you all soonxxx
Louise Spry, Bourne End, Bucks, Mon, 16 June 2003, 13:03:22
Hi i have been coming to Looe for the last 10 years and i have been staying at the same holiday camp for 10 years which is called looe Bay Holiday Camp up at St Martins it is owned by Weststar Holidays, i havent been down this season at all and i am wondering if anyone has been down and could tell me how the season is going, I would love to know how my two mates on entertainments are doing Ryan the ents manager and Scotth is side kick, as i havent seen them since last year!!! i would be really greatful for any correspondance! thankyou (as u can see from my email address i am pretty potty about the seagulls!
Francesca, Weymouth Dorset UK, - Thu, 22 May 2003, 13:40:41
My maiden name was Jane Tyler, I was born in Looe and schooled there. Left in 1964 to join Plymouth Police and would love to get in touch of course with anyone who remembers me. As regards Looe, tears come as soon as I round the bend and see it for the first time on that visit. There is something special about it's having retained it's charm. I expect many like me will regret a lot of the modernisation, especially along the main East Looe streets and of course losing 'skiddery rock' and the fact that when the tide was in, we could loose ourselves by 'Tom Barbers'. Our Rock and Roll era was sensational (I'm 58) with the dances in the town hall. Looe is a fabulous place and I can imagine anyone visiting for the first time would love it's twin setup and the charm and peace of Hannafore and Looe Island. To anyone who was lucky enough to have been brought up there, I hope you still retain those memories.
Jane, Plymouth, UK - Sunday, 11 May, 2003
Amendment to me email,see message below.
UK - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 12:02:48 (GMT)
My parents bought a guest house in Looe, in 1965, calles Elms View Shutta Road, as children my brother Jon and I thought it was heven, cliff paths, the beach, the man with the tyres, who charged a penny to float you round to the next beach, the man who rescued me from drowning, never did find him, the sweet shop near the bridge, that sold everything, and trying to get to Shutta, when it was Icy, and sliding backwards down the hill. If anyone remembers us, or my Mum, Dorothy, who now lives in Southsea,please mail. Sarah (Grieve)
Sarah Holdstock,nee Grieve
Newport , UK - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 12:00:35 (GMT)
We have just spent an enjoyable Christmas break in Looe. What a lovely place! An added bonus was the sighting of a Little Egret at low tide on the West Looe side of the quay.
UK - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 19:20:23 (GMT)
I have been managin Trelawne Manor for the last 12 months and can confirm what a pleasure it has been to see it grow and as a cornishman I am proud to live here!!
Looe, UK - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 17:35:17 (GMT)
my mum is mad about looe,cornwall she hopes to get a villa there before she dies. she loves the cornish pasties and also the cream cakes!! she puts on alot of weight when shes down there.
london, middx UK - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 15:02:27 (GMT)
Once slipped on a rock in Looe. Winded me it did.
The North, UK - Sunday, November 03, 2002 at 09:24:21 (GMT)
Looe holds very special memories for me and my family. About 30 years ago my nan and grandad bought a guest house in Looe called Anchor Lights, we stayed there a few times until they sold up in the 80s. Now they're no longer with us we still visit Looe to share happy memories and enjoy such a beautiful village.
London, UK - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 14:20:34 (BST)
Thank you Looe for giving me your son for my lifetime partner...
Croatia - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 15:47:08 (BST)
Just returned from a two week break in Looe and would like to say that it has been the best holiday we have had in years.As we are very busy business people we value our holiday time and can honestly say that we have returned home(rather reluctantly)feeling relaxed and fefreshed.We cant wait till October when we shall return.Big thumbs up to Tom Sawyers carvery and Harveys Fish& Chips also Laura Lous Deli for great service.
Durham, UK - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 15:41:23 (BST)
My husband was in the Navy in 1974 stationed at HMS Fisguard in Torpoint. We married in 1979 and our first son was born in 1986, which was the first year we stayed in Cornwall as a family. We've never gone anywhere else to this day. Looe is the most peaceful, friendly town we have ever been to. We can't wait until this Saturday, Augist 17th, when we will be there again. When the children were younger we always stayed in the caravan parks. Seaview, Trelawne and Killigarth. As they have got older, we can get away on our own for a weekend. We stay with Brigitte in Tidal Court on the West quay. It's like home from home. Mick in the Fishermans arms on the East side always makes us feel welcome. That is the most charismatic pub, with it's wooden beams, flagstone floor, huge grate and of course, the Boxer dogs - Beau and Lucy. Those who have a knowledge of this hostelry will remember Cassie and Tyson. I can go on and on - but we know that it'll always be there. We dream of living in Looe when we retire. We can dream!
Port Talbot, Glamorgan UK - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 09:58:01 (BST)
can any one tell us how long has nelson been visiting looe harbour
guildford, surrey UK - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 22:42:18 (BST)
My grandparents live in East Looe and I have many fond memories from my childhood summers spent here. It's nice to have this website to peruse and reminisce with.
Collegeville, PA USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 20:16:56 (BST)
Just back from our 4th Holiday to Looe. If I won the lottery I would definitely consider moving down there. We have stayed at Millendreath twice, Onaway House in Looe itself and this time at Trelawne Caravan Park. All great. I have relations who stay in Probus, near Truro and my mum's father was from Tresillian, also near Truro, so Cornwall will always be dear to my heart. Could anyboday tell me the name of the pasty shop just right on the corner of main street, and I think it's church street??, just right across from the three pubs and the antique shop. My partner loved the pasties from there and I think they do mail order. It would be a nice surprise for him and certainly bring back more good memories.
Glasgow, Scotland UK - Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 12:41:12 (BST)
ENJOYED READING EVERYBODYS COMMENTS, JUST HAD TO SAY A FEW WORDS. I HAVE BEEN VISITING LOOE EVERY YEAR SINCE I CAN REMEMBER, SUCH GREAT MEMORIES FOR ALL MY FAMILY, THE VIEW WHEN YOU DRIVE DOWN INTO LOOE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME, THE PASTIES AND CREAM TEAS SECOND TO NONE.ONE WISH, NEVER LET LOOE LOSE ITS SPECIAL CORNISH HISTORY, AND KEEP A EYE OUT IN THE HARBOUR FOR ITS SPECIAL SEAL. CHEERS
BIRMINGHAM, UK - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 11:25:34 (BST)
Fantastic Little Town Always Has A Great Appeal Thomas Denny
Tavistock, West Devon UK - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 01:45:59 (BST)
First visted Looe in 1983 on our honeymoon, stayed at Traffany Hill cotages, plynt. We now have 4 children 14-8 and have returned to looe many many times, it will allways be a very special place to us,it's part of our lives.
B'Ham, UK - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 20:14:08 (BST)
I have just been discussing pasties and suggested, to a West Country friend of mine, that I love Ginsters pasties. However, he tells me that Barnecutts are the best.I typed "Barnecutts Pasties" on Google and it brought up this page.Any comments on the merits of Ginsters versus Barnecutts ??
Preston, Lancs UK - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 12:21:50 (BST)
Looe is a lovely place and it is gonna be my future home, because i am engaged with Grahame and he lives in Looe. I love him very much! I am moving next June. I am a gualifate nurse next year and i hope i can get a job in Looe somewhere. I am very excited how my life is gonna be living in Looe! I can not wait!! Lots of love, Michelle xxx
Michelle Dubbeld age.20
Hoofddorp/Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Holland - Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 22:46:10 (BST)
HELLO THERE, WE'VE JUST RETURNED FROM A LOVELY FAMILY HOLIDAY IN LOOE. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE HAD BEEN BUT IT WON'T BE THE LAST. WHAT STRUCK US THE MOST WAS HOW FRIENDLY EVERYONE WAS. SPECIAL MENTION MUST GO TO MINE HOSTS AT THE FISHERMANS' ARMS WHO MADE US FEEL REALLY WELCOME AND ALSO AT THE GLOBE. THE GUINNESS WAS FANTASTIC AT THESE PUBS TOO. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING AGAIN AS SOON AS WE CAN (AFFORD IT!). THANKS, YOURS, MICK
LEEDS, YORKSHIRE UK - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 18:29:37 (BST)
My Grandmother moved to Looe 48 years ago, where we visited her every school holiday, then moved and worked there. Now all the family live there. PLEASE can you update your news page for those who are unable to visit so often, keeping us in touch with the local gossip etc. Hello to all that remember me.
Prue Taylor nee Tosetti
Sharjah, Dubai UAE - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 05:55:11 (BST)
Hi, i wonder if any residents of Looe will be able to help me. I am trying to trace some friends who we havnt seen for quite a few years now, to invite them to a suprise 50th birthday party.Their names are Sally & George, their daughter is Lauren. Dont know their surname, but i think they recently married & beleive they are still in Looe.They used to run a cafe, which i think was they only one in Looe to stay open all winter for the fishermen (but dont quote me on that!)I would like to invite them to a birthday party for Judy Taylor (nee Freeman)this summer. I know she would be so pleased to see them both. She often talks about Sally & the friendship they have had since school. It would make the party really special if they could make it, i know its a long way to travel but im sure it would be worth it!Please contact me at the e-mail address or phone me on 07775 917700. Your help would really be appreciated in finding them. Thankyou.
petersfield, Hants UK - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 11:56:37 (BST)
in 1975 i met a guy from Looe called Pete Nason who had a shop in Looe and our meeting was in Gibraltar when i was on the S/M Olympus. i saw him a couple of times after that and the last time was when i was on the S/M Porpoise and we tied up to a bouy off Looe and got local boats ashore for a few ales.This was 1980. His phone no. was unobtainable later on and i was told he was no longer in Looe. Does anyone know where he is? or if he reads this can he either E mail me or get me at home on 01344640135 or my mobile 07881405705. Thankyou. martin lawes.
martin (jan) lawes
bracknell, berks UK - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 01:31:46 (BST)
My dad (Peter Seymour) used to own Looe News which is now the bear shop. Still try and make it back every so often. Hi to all who know me. I'll be down soon
Andover, UK - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 21:16:22 (BST)
I used to live here along time ago, but now I don't.
Staines, Middlesex UK - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 12:17:09 (BST)
hi.i need some help: if anyone knows where i can hire an ice cream van for one night (even if its just the van, and not cie cream filled) i will love you forever.any correspondance greatfully recieved.ryan hooper, 16
liskeard, cornwall UK - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 19:31:19 (GMT)
Lots of childhood memories of Polperro and Looe. Started coming back now i'm 29 and showing my family and it brings back so many happy memories ! Anyone who hasnt visited or is not sure, take the plunge and visit - you'll come back again and again ! Just one thing lets the town down - the drunken kids around the pier and at the entrance to the town, but after all they are kids !
Ipswich, Suffolk UK - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 15:30:29 (GMT)
What a great site to find on the web.As I grew up in the lovely town of Looe,went to Looe Comp School and knew so many local people who might remember me all those years ago!!! My maiden name was McKinley and I would love to catch up with any old school friends who visit this site.As I have lived in New Zealand for the last twenty seven years naturally I have lost touch with many of you.Hope to hear from some"lovely Looe ites" soon.
wanganui, New Zealand - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 07:15:00 (GMT)
I live in both the above. OK: Shoot the seagulls, open the public toilets on new year's eve, reduce the prices of the ice cream from that ice cream shop... before you get to Harvey's fish and chips that one, put more "Milky Lunches" in that shop nearest the main road on the East side, and put an escalator up to Tom Sawyer's for Wednesday so I can get a steak. Praise the Lord, Looe isn't Oxford. I love it so.
Oxford/Looe, UK - Monday, January 21, 2002 at 18:16:21 (GMT)
My father originates from Looe. His surname is Arnold, his grandfather was called "Jack" (probably John) Martin. My father's mother is buried in the graveyard on East Looe her name Rosenna Arnold, and we think they loved somewhere near the millpool. As a child I with my fanily visited Looe twice a year, my father who is now 77 would like to know if anyone recalls anything of his family. I would appricate any information concerning them.
Notts, uk UK - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 19:06:39 (GMT)
I love Looe - it has the best crab-fishing anywhere. My Granny has a holiday home in Polperro and we often visit. However we always miss the Polperro Water Festival because we book our hols in advance - does anyone know when the festival will be in 2002 - we're guessing on 17th August but could be wrong - Thanks.
UK - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 15:43:25 (GMT)
In the last eleven years I have made a point of getting down to Looe at least once a year. Over the course of these years, friends and relatives who have travelled along with me have fallen in love with the charm and character of the place. In fact, the only the thing that seems to change is the growing amount of drunken kids hanging around the streets and pier at night, which detracts hughly from the appeal of this fantastic place.
Newport, Newport UK - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 13:44:16 (GMT)
we really love looe and visit every year
UK - Monday, December 17, 2001 at 11:26:37 (GMT)
hi, i spent five painful days in looe doing some geography coursework.. although i knew it better than i wanted to by the end, it's a magical place.. the strawberry milkshakes from beddoes, and the bacon sandwiches from the little place in the discovery centre car park got me thru! the conclusion of my coursework is that nothing should be done to looe.. the tourists cause no damage, apart from a little traffic, and to change it in any way would spoil it..
calne, wiltshire UK - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 14:24:40 (GMT)
We have visited looe quite often.my brother lives there,lucky fellow.Hi george and ena
duncan, bc canada - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 06:41:09 (GMT)
My wife is from Looe and what a beautifull little fishing town it is. We both love visiting and we would like to retire here eventually.
Birmingham, UK - Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 16:37:29 (GMT)
went to SeaView holiday village seems to be very good . I went for a week met a girl enjoyed it alot .... Thanx cornwall
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear UK - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 10:41:19 (GMT)
I have many wonderful memories of looe I lived there when i was small I hope to bring my small children to looe to show them what a beautiful place it is.I can always remember all the seagulls one always used to tap on our window for food.what a wonderful place.
calne, wiltshire UK - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 20:15:34 (BST)
I have very many good memeries of looe I lived there when I was very small and I hope to return soon to show my children how beautiful it is.I can always remember all the seagulls that used to land in our garden, and having wonderful picincs on the beach
calne, wiltshire UK - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 20:08:40 (BST)
I just got back from 2 weeks in Looestayed in a caravan at West WaylandEat most days in Tom Sawyers at Hanniford pointThanks to John and Micky for a great timecan't blow up baloons anymore
Bath, Somerset UK - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 12:25:10 (BST)
We have just arrived home from staying in Looe and thought that we would say what a holiday. The best bits of Looe were the beach and the endless crab salads fresh from the sea!
No location given - Saturday August 4, 2001 at 17:00:00 (BST)
We have been coming to looe for 15 years and these are the best bits:
*kellys ice cream
and of course the beach,this year we are staying in the centre of looe in august and i cant wait!!!!!!
c u soon
worcester, UK - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 18:51:10 (BST)
i love looe
but the best bit of looe is DAVES DINER!!!the chips are the best and polperro has the best fudge in the world!!!
i love dave ...only for his chips!!!!!!!1
worcester, UK - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 18:42:32 (BST)
we will be back down again in september, staying wiyh frank at tregoad farm looe and the people are our idea of heaven.will probably live down here someday.
bournemouth, dorset UK - Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 07:35:37 (BST)
Great to hear everyones fantastic comments about the great place that is Looe! I am now living and working in Windsor, but try and get back as much as possible to get my fix of fresh air!! I lived there for 22 years and had some cool moments in my life that I will have forever...also some great friends BIG IT UP...TOBY the addonnis BRAY...JONNY PENGELLY...THE CREW AT 78C TREGGARRICK...ALL MY EX POSTIE MATES FROM LOOE DELIVERY OFFICE!...THE LOOE RNLI ILB CREW (KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LADS!)...BASICALLY EVERYONE I KNOW...CHEERS!!
WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE UK - Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 17:22:21 (BST)
been going to looe for the shark fishing for many years,been out with ivan chaston,dave collings and john reynolds (at present)get in touch with linda at the shark angling club for a great day out and enjoy some great food and beer at the harbour moon, back down in july and august for a great weekend can't wait!
hampton hill, middx UK - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 19:35:25 (BST)
Myself,and my family are going to Looe in Auguest and i thought that i would try to find some information on the area. So using a search engine i found this site and i would like to say i have found all the info i need except for on thing, SHORE FISHING. Besides that i would like to congradulate you on a ver good site.
If anybody has any information on shore fishing in Looe could you please e-mail me.
Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire UK - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 18:20:44 (BST)
hi, i'm visiting looe in late july/ early august. If any of you people reading this site/ message, are business owners, or have anything to do with either wildlife or tourism, please could you email me. I'm doing research on the impact of tourism on the environment, economy, and humans. If anyone can help me, or introduce me to anyone who could help me, i would be most grateful. Thanx!!
bel romain >
calne, wiltshire UK - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 14:02:49 (BST)
we love looe and go every year.
we would definitely advise everyone to check out graham on the banana and parascending boat. tickets available from reflecs shoes on east looe quayside. WELL WORTH IT!!!
holly and nao
bedford, UK - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 07:04:27 (EST)
We are following a family tradition visiting Looe for many years. Aparticularly memorable year day was spent in the Salutation watching Princess Diana's wedding when George and Margaret had the pub.
There is something about Looe which draws you back year after year and you feel at home as soon as it comes into view as you drive in.A magical feeling!
Pauline and Stan
Wigan, UK - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 14:10:24 (EDT)
Mum and Dad are coming down to Looe next week and they asked me to look for something about it on the internet.
Everything they need on one site, clearly presented and informative. I am sure that armed with your information their visit will be twice as good as it would have been. Thankyou!!
RUSHDEN, NORTHANTS UK - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 22:59:23 (EDT)
We are due to return to Looe this summer for the 6th year running. We love Looe even when its wet!! Have missed the carnival though for the past 2 years which disappoints the kids!! Always has a spectacular turnout. Like the events diary you now have on the wevbsite. This year we can now plan what we are going to do!!
Thanks for the updated web site!!!
The Cole Family
Stourbridge, West Mids UK - Sunday, May 06, 2001 at 15:55:43 (EDT)
Coming down to Looe for a weeks holiday this coming Saturday, have been holidaying in Polperro for 15 years but thought we'd give Looe a try this time. Looking forward to scoffing pasties and cooking locally caught fresh fish!
Watford, Herts UK - Monday, February 19, 2001 at 02:40:10 (EST)
I just love Looe, Icouldn't tell you why but the place is just magical. One day I will have a home in Looe of that there is no doubt!!
Thank you for lots of great times and many precoius memories
leamington Spa, UK - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 15:31:02 (EST)
Like the web site. Nice to see Looe comming to terms with the 21st century. I was looking for some old school friends that might remeber me and came upon this site.
If anyone remebers me please fell free to drop me a line.
Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire UK - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 13:27:47 (EST)
I first came to Looe in 1973 with my wife. For over twenty years we wanted to live in Looe or at least in Cornwall.
In April 2000 our dream came true, we moved from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, Looe is now just down the road only three miles from Talland Bay. We love Looe and the people.
Thank you for this web site and guestbook, it is excellent.
Talland Bay, Cornwall UK - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 15:47:16 (EST)
Loved it there!Remember me? I was in the Talent comp. in Oct2000? Met a nice bloke called Scott there from Brighton. I fell in love with him.Does anyone know Scott? I remember Ray, the drummer- he was well funny!If U know Scott, 20, chef, afraid of spiders, from Brighton can you e mail me. Hoping to get a job In Looe holiday park next year.
Bristol, England UK - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 12:54:13 (EST)
My second home my mother still lives there and I cant wait to go back as often as possible.Does any body remember Ted Collins the butcher?My stepfather
Heemskerk, Holland - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 16:57:40 (EST)
We enjoyed staying at the Wheelwright cottage and will be back as soon as we can
Peter Coventry and Family
Northampton, Northamptonshire UK - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 15:17:14 (EDT)
As a young boy of ten years old i came to LOOE on holiday, (God this makes me feel old ).
From the start Looe ,was a magic place, cut off from the rest of G.B. and since then we spent all are holidays at Looe.We first came 27 years ago,and now,along with my parents,i come with my own wife and children. I have seen many changes,but the joy of returning has never faded.
THERES SOMETHING ABOUT LOOE....,All the best to you, who have to put up with the Holiday makers each year,Sorry ,but we will return. LOVE THE GORDON TRIBE ,WINWICK,CHESHIE
winwick, cheshire UK - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 18:57:53 (EDT)
Spent a very pleasant week at the start of August. You have a lively and friendly community which has got me thinking of selling up and settling there.Watch this space!!
Hatfield, Herts UK - Friday, September 01, 2000 at 07:06:27 (EDT)
I'm coming back again Very soon......
redcar, north Yorkshire UK - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 11:58:31 (EDT)
We lived in Tredinnick for 2years and have very fond memories of our time there. I worked in Gateway's supermarket and my husband was the bakery manager at Barnecutts Bakery in Bodmin.Does anyone know the whereabouts of Kate(2 sons, one called Matthew). Her mum also lived in Tredinnick!
perth, western australia australia - Sunday, August 06, 2000 at 02:34:20 (EDT)
Phil has been to Looe in August for 2 yrs in a row. This year he is taking me for a weeks holiday. Visited in June for the day. Beautiful place. Will update you all when we get back on Sat 12th August
Phil & Sian
Yate, Bristol, UK - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 15:46:21 (EDT)
My name is Sim Daley. I lived & grew up in Looe before moving to Nashville in 1995.I haven't been back since.
Some people might remember me as the Banjo player in the band 'Wild Turkey' that useto play in the pubs in & around Looe.
I get homesick from time to time & it does me no end of good to be able to visit websites just like this one.THANK YOU !I mis the relaxed way of life,I mis my friends,the boats,the pubs,the river,the everything!Looe is so much part of who I am that nothing or no-one can take it away.Someday I hope to be able to take my wife to visit my home town so she can understand where it is that i come from.
If anyone read's this that know's me, plese drop me an Email
Nashville, Tennessee U.S.A - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 12:03:18 (EDT)
I lived in East Looe in the mid 70s before moving to Liskeard (we all have our crosses to bear!). If anyone remembers when Glyn Thomas was at The Globe,Glyn Smith at The Bullers & Jeff Mudd at the Harbour Moon; when John Barriball & Des Eastley were Postmen (& taxi drivers for John Warne!); if you remember 'The Squire', 'Chunky', 'Speedy' and so many more great, genuine people who made my years in Looe amongst the best years of my life, then you will probably remember me! My name is Kevin Davies, I now live in Memphis, Tennessee & would love to hear from ANYONE who remembers those 'good old days'.
Contact me on 'memfest@AOL.com' and look up an invitation to you all on 'www.memfest2001.com'
Memphis, Tennessee USA - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 22:00:49 (EDT)
Like the web site, used to live in Looe for 20 years (Sunrising Estate, Looe Comp), love to hear news from anyone.
East Grinstead, Sussex UK - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 17:51:18 (EDT)
We come to Looe every year for our holiday, its such a wonderful place. it takes a while to adjust to the pace of life but that i think is one of the greatest things about life in the west country.....the relaxation, better than any medicine!!!!!! we are coming to see you all very soon and we cant wait !!!!!!!!
basingstoke, hampshire UK - Saturday, July 08, 2000 at 17:10:46 (EDT)
I've been trying in vain to get in touch with Ann Carter. If anybody knows her (as I'm sure they must!), please let me know. I'd love to hear from her!!!
fareham, UK - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 17:49:56 (EDT)
First came to Looe 10 years ago. Since then we have been back every year except one, and vowed we would never, ever miss a year again. We are totally smitten. It is the most homely and beautiful place we have ever stayed at, that includes going abroad. The fishing boats, the small streets, restaurants and places to walk around all add to our ideal holiday. Looking forward to coming back again and again and again....
Barry , Karen, Stephen and Jonathan
Bolton, Lancs UK - Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 14:18:39 (EDT)
Just got home and missing you all already!
Hello to all our friends in the Angling Club especially Billy, Alan & Lou', hope to get to see you all at the trawler race.
For anyone who has never been to Looe let us tell you the sun is always shining even in the rain, its in the faces of everyone you meet.
John & Pippa
Wellingborough, Northants UK - Friday, June 23, 2000 at 20:33:32 (EDT)
LOVE THE WEBSITE. WE WERE STAYING AT SEAVIEW HOLIDAY VILLAGE LAST WEEK. ENJOYED THE FESTIVAL OF THE SEA - I HAVE A TEE SHIRT. THE RAFT RACE WAS GREAT AND OF PARTICULAR INTEREST AS BROADSTAIRS WATER GALA, ON WHICH I AM SECRETARY, HAS, AMONGST OTHER THINGS A RAFT RACE. ITS ON 2ND AUGUST, AND ALSO FEATURES THE RAF AEROBATIC TEAM THE RED ARROWS. LOOE IS LOVELY. THIS WAS OUR FOURTH VISIT TO THE AREA, AND WE WILL BE COMING BACK AGAIN.
BROADSTAIRS, KENT UK - Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 16:52:17 (EDT)
Heather (from Canada). Reference your enquiry about the Trelford family. I have no record of any in Polperro or Looe (thoughg there may well be some). You could try the Cornwall Family History Society at www.cornwallfhs.com
You didn't give an e-mail address for yourself.
Jeremy Rowett Johns
Polperro, Cornwall UK - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 11:45:17 (EDT)
I have been told my ancestors the TRELFORDS are from either Looe or Polperro.
I was wondering how I might trace the surname from way over here.
CANADA - Monday, June 19, 2000 at 02:06:52 (EDT)
Ive just got home from my 3rd stay in looe. Every time i leave i wish i was going back and i hope that in the future i may be able to live down there.
Nottingham, UK - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 18:46:12 (EDT)
I visited last year August 10-12 1999 Lovely village and had a great time (shame about the eclips) but I and my family will remember it well Looking to come back soon.
Edenbridge, Kent UK - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 17:27:47 (EDT)
I HAVE VISITED LOOE 3 TIMES NOW AND THE FEELING I GET IS I DONT WANT TO COME HOME I WOULD LIKE TO FIND A PROPERTY DOWN THERE SOME DAY THANK YOU.
OLDHAM, LANCS UK - Monday, May 29, 2000 at 14:39:14 (EDT)
I spent a lot of time in Looe as a little girl, my dad worked there. What a beautiful place. I haven't been there for some twenty years. I am going to bring my children to Looe for holidays, hence looking at the website! I bet its just as beautiful now as it was then.
southampton, UK - Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 05:28:56 (EDT)
I have wonderful memories of Looe. As a child I camped here with my family, experiencing the magic of the coast with its fine beach and rock-pools ; as a youth I sailed in on yaghting holidays, raving it up in the Blue Shark club after a great days sailing; I honeymooned here in 1972 at the Hannafore Point Hotel, watching the fishing boats set out as we ate our breakfast and then watch them return in the late afternoon, trying to count the shark-caught flags flying at their mast heads and then hurrying down to the quay to see the weigh-ins; totally lost in the romanticism that is Looe. We have since introduced our children to the town and will continue to be drawn back here for many years to come.
Stockport, Cheshire UK - Monday, May 15, 2000 at 07:17:33 (EDT)
We honeymooned in the "Rockwell Hotel" 1978, Great local folk, lovely atmosphere, We are looking forward to visting again. Thanks to all that made are stay so memorable. Dennis & Wendy Rimes
Cheddleton, Staffordshire UK - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 17:40:18 (EDT)
me my wife and kids come to looe bay in may date 12may 2000 will see dave who has boat emma louise if you see him tell him graham and tom will see him soon good luck and and cant wait to stay at weststar and see looe bay again xx
mr graham waite
bradford, west yorkshire UK - Monday, April 17, 2000 at 16:02:04 (EDT)
grew up there,top memories 4 ever.Parents still in Polperro and freinds magnetised in the town probably 'til they grow old.Some people can't change and won't change--sometimes they just don't need to !
london, UK - Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 07:39:38 (EDT)
I was last in looe in the winter of 1985 ,i used to go to looe at least a couple of times a year , I had some good friends down there Peter batchelor (his father was a yorkshire man who worked for the post office in looe) and Fred Basset (his father had a petrol station garage in west looe) i know these guys no longer live in looe but if any one knows how i can contact them can you please send me an E-Mail. Anyway i love looe and will try to get back this year good luck Michael
Svendborg, 5700 Denmark - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 06:58:49 (EDT)
Hi from Australia. Visited in the summer of 1994. Always remember Looe and fondly a place in our hearts and a little village that my wife and I often talk about.
Jayson and Mary Waters
Sydney, Australia - Thursday, March 09, 2000 at 09:28:14 (EST)
Loved Looe and its atmosphere, shops and pubs especially the jazz at the Ship
Croydon, UK - Monday, March 06, 2000 at 15:36:09 (EST)
I remember a very happy holiday in Looe in l937 with my parents and my sister. Got a good case of sunstroke! My father got me up out of bed to see a german airship going by out at sea. Always remember seeing that.
Dallas, Texas U.S.A. - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 13:31:18 (EST)
Looking for my White and Triggs anscestors who came from Looe.
What a "Beautiful" homeland..I can now understand why they came to
beautiful PEI!! Would love to come and visit sometime..
PrinceEdwardIsland, Canada - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 19:07:26 (EST)