International Women’s Day at Krowji

08 Mar

Today saw the opening of The Elizabeth Treffry Reading Room at Krowji Studios, Redruth’s creative hub. All the 3000 books and artefacts in there are by or about women in Cornwall. One of the speakers quoted Germaine Greer as a woman who had influenced him, here speaking about libraries.  Perfect, isn’t it?  This place is going to be such a fabulous resource for research.

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark … In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.”

The K J section in the reading room

The J K section in the reading room

There were refreshments!

Tiny scones

Tiny scones

Beautiful flowers from Texas for Millie whose collection this is

Beautiful flowers, a present from Texas for Millie

The Hypatia Trust

The Hypatia Trust



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2 responses to “International Women’s Day at Krowji

  1. sharplittlepencil

    March 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Lovely way to celebrate Women’s Day! Just to tell you… my celebration was with my daughter, on the phone from her home in LA, laughing about odd facts about our periods. TRUTH. Somehow, you chose the higher, more enlightened path, hee hee hee.

    I love the idea of a women’s reading room. There is a book story in Madison, WI, where I live, called, “A Room of One’s One,” dedicated to female writers. I love that space, and this reminds me I need to head downtown, and soon. Thanks, my dear. Amy

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 9, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      I love that! Laughter is always good. Have a lovely peaceful time in your book store. All the best, Sally 🙂


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