Doble's Wall - Harts Ice Cream Or Pels Crepes?
"Doble's Wall, Doble's Wall, there's no place in all the world like Doble's Wall"
John Barber was a Cornish Bard and poet who had a deep love for Cornwall which he expressed in verse and music. He wrote the song "Doble's Wall" after the very same wall in St Ives.
So Where Is Doble's Wall?
Doble's Wall is the wall in front of Mor (used to be Pel's). If you walk along The Wharf towards The Sloop Inn, you will see the wall just before you get there.
Why Is It Called Doble's Wall?
We think the original building on the site of what is now Mor was The Globe Inn. The wall was built in the mid/late 1800s by a Mr Doble who was the licensee of The Globe Inn. He built it to protect the inn from the sea, as it is partly below ground level.
It doesn't fully protect the cafes from Spring Tides in Winter today though as they often have to get the sand bags out!
Old photos show that Doble's Wall was in 2 sections and it looks longer than it is today.
Hart's Ice Cream
My mother-in-law says that St Ives isn't the same without Hart's Ice Cream. She used to sit on Doble's Wall eating a raspberry sundae in the sunshine.
If you like St Ives you will love playing it!