The lowdown on the crib....

Crib and Nativity set at Truro Cathedral

The famous Truro Cathedral crib is one of the most eye-catching features of the cathedral during the Christmas period.  The story of the crib dates back to 1960 when the base, which supports the crib itself,was constructed.  Since that time there have been a couple of structures sitting on the base, with the current crib dating back about twenty years, built by Mr Adrian Miller, who, with his wife Pam, is a regular worshipper in the cathedral today. The main crib figures also date back to 1960, with the knitted guests at the inn being added later.  Perhaps the crib's most distinguished feature is the thatched roof, first thatched in December 1961 by Roger Williams and John Dyer. Our thanks to Paul Goldsworthy of G W Viant Thatchers, based in Redruth, who with a team, thatches the roof for us each year on the last Wednesday of November.  The crib remains in place until the Feast of Candlemas, the 2nd February.