From 1912 to 1936 Bernard Walke was the priest and vicar in charge of the parish of St Hilary on the shore of Mount's Bay near Penzance.

He had High Church tastes, (something his parishioners did not share) and was a great lover of the arts and a friend of many of the Newlyn and Lamorna artists, among them Laura Knight. Under Walke's auspices, St Hilary's Church was decorated with works by many artists.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HE
01736 363 625

Opening times

1 Apr – 31 Oct Daily, 10am - 5pm 1 Nov – 31 Mar Daily,​ 10am – 4.30pm

Last admission 30 mins before closing Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Exhibitions at Penlee House Gallery and Museum

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