St Just in Bloom – a Community Group Making St Just a Beautiful Place to Live and Visit
St. Just, West Cornwall is a handsome town of great Cornish character. Sturdy granite houses surround the busy Market Square, which is discreetly overlooked by the elegant tower of the parish church.
At the heart of the town and just behind the town clock and memorial, lies a grass-covered amphitheatre known as the ‘Plen an Gwary’. The name in English means ‘playing place’ and the site was used for performing medieval plays until the early 17th Century.
There was a settlement at St. Just from the earliest times but the town expanded substantially during the heyday of Victorian mining when the great coastal mines of West Cornwall made St. Just’s name famous, and when the town’s population increased rapidly. The mining days of St. Just may be over, but the town survives today as the heart of a busy and welcoming community.