Knill Desperandum


Oh Lordy, yes, this isn't called Spooky St. Ives for nothing you know. If you want Olde Worlde Weirdness then look no further than Worvas Hill, St. Ives, Cornwall.

The Knill celebration happens every five years and is a relatively new innovation (some of the dyed-in-the-wool St. Iveans are still resisting it) as it only clocked up 200 years in 2001!

If you want the full details then I recommend the St. Ives Museum (or Harding if you buy him a couple of pints in the Sloop) but suffice it to say that John Knill was a man who decided that the only way to achieve immortality was to come up with a celebration of himself so curious that no one could ever forget it.

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The Knill Monument, Worvas hill, St. Ives, Cornwall The motto on the crest says 'nil desperandum' (never despair) and the inscription says 'resurgam' (I will rise again). Obviously a man with an agenda.

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