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PADSTOW

Padstow town and fishing port  is near to Newquay and St Austell.  The Cornish name for Padstow is Lannwedhenek. Padstows original name was  Petroc Stowe which was got from the name of St Petroc  who in approximately 500 AD came to Trebetherick.   Many places in Cornwall are named after Saints  often prefixed with the name St.   A monastery was founded and became important but the Vikings may have attacked the town  in approximately     981 AD and it might be because of this attack that the monks moved to nearby Bodmin. One name foir Padstow in the Medieval times was  Aldestowe which meant  "old Place".
St Petroc church  may have been one of three founded by St Petroc. The church is mostly from the 13 th and 14 th centuyry A D and there is a pulpit from approximately 1530 AD

There used to be trade with Canada in the nineteenth century.

Rock is near Padstow as is Bodmin Moor and  Staustrell and Newquay.  Like Newquay, Padstow is a trourist spot and  holds the well knowm "obby oss" festival which may derive from  the celtic festival of Beltane. The festival starts with a song at Midnight outside an Inn  and there is a maypole. These maypoles used to be very popular years ago.

Harbour
Harbour
 Harbour
Harbour


Buildings
Picture with colour grey




Harbour
Pretty picture
Harbour



Inn
The tourist office
Inn
The tourist office