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    Tour of Britain begins in Cornwall!

    Tour of Britain begins in Cornwall!


    We are so excited that Stage 1 of the Tour of Britain 2021 is starting in Penzance on Sunday 5th September!

    The route takes the competitors past the end of the studio’s road then on through St Ives where our shop is before zooming up to Bodmin.

    Penzance prom is looking tip top as it has been refreshed with a surface just calling out to be roller-skated on and set with a number of artworks.

    There will be plenty of places to catch the action and a helpful map with suggested timings can be found here.

    bike badge

    We know we will be on the route waving our bikes tea towel and wearing our bicycle badge to support the riders (especially Cornwall’s pro cycling team Saint Piran)!

    Poppy Treffry bike tea towel

    #ShopIndependentDay team favourites

    #ShopIndependentDay team favourites

    To celebrate #ShopIndependentDay (25th June 2021) with Holly Tucker and Holly & Co we have asked the team to share their favourite independent shops. If you do visit any, don't forget to take your Poppy Treffry bag to fill with delights...

    From galleries to gift shops, fruit to farmhouse jewellery and cakes to coffee, here is the selection for you enjoy taking a peek at!

    Heirloom is a business run by a family with a flair for design, an amazing work ethic and some serious cake and coffee making skills!”

    “Staying in St Ives my favourite shop is Blue Bramble Gallery. During lockdown I spent much time window shopping and longing for it to be open again!!”

    “I love Morva in Marazion - full of beautiful things made by local talented crafts people.”

    The Old Farmhouse Jewellery in Longrock.
    I also love looking around Morrab Studios. They have been there years! Beautiful and high quality.”

    “I love Circa21 in Penzance and The Bean Hive By the Sea in Falmouth” 

    “I love Fishs Eddy in New York - not very local (except for a week a year the I’m there!) but fiercely independent and always full of surprises, colour, witty designs and quirky windows.”

    Jelbert’s ice cream shop in Newlyn.
    Also Thornes in Penzance and Long Rock. Oh and Ferrells in St Ives. All food related.”


    Happy shopping!



    St Ives September Festival

      Hello. My name is Gilly and I work in the Poppy Treffry shop in St Ives. The team asked me to write a little piece about the September festival as they know how much I enjoy the event, in fact this is the first year for a long time that I'm not volunteering and helping out, I can just enjoy it instead!   Gilly from team treffry   After the lull when the children go back to school, in mid September St Ives comes alive again with the September Festival. The town will be buzzing with a very relaxed and happy atmosphere. There will be a cornucopia of events from music to literature and the arts. Various genres of music, poetry, theatre, talks and art exhibitions take place over the fortnight.  The main venues are The Guildhall for larger audiences and then The Western Hotel and Arts club also host smaller events.   st-ives-september-festival   All over town, day and night, something will be happening and you can choose to do as little or as much as you like. There are plenty of places to eat, though it's always worth booking in advance if you want to avoid going hungry, it does get very busy. If you are in a hurry the beach cafes have a good variety of food and drink. As well as ticketed events there is plenty of free entertainment happening all over town and live music in many pubs in the evening, and Bobs poetry on the square at lunchtime is always an experience!!   I originally “ found “ the festival when I came here on holiday and was made very welcome wherever I went. You'll see dancing and music on the streets and people having great fun together. You can even join in one of the open mike or free speech sessions and be a part of the festival!! Check out the website and see what you could be tempted by.... Stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk..    Poppy Treffry shop in st ives   See you there I hope. And of course the Poppy Treffry shop will be open every day during the festival so do pop in and let us know what you've enjoyed the most!