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Throwback Thursdays: The History of The Greenbank

Over the years, The Greenbank team have been collecting historic imagery and memorabilia of the hotel and the coastal town of Falmouth. Here, we have displayed what the hotel used to look like in the 1900s, as well as showing advertisements for local businesses in Falmouth.

One of the claims to fame of The Greenbank Hotel is that in 1907, Florence Nightingale stayed here and her name can still be seen in the guest book on display by reception. Additionally, Kenneth Grahame stayed at the hotel between the spring and autumn of 1907. It was here that he wrote letters to his son, which later formed the stories for The Wind in the Willows.

Many of our historic imagery and findings can be seen throughout the hotel itself – we do hope you will find the time to experience it for yourself. Please click on the images below to enlarge them.

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