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A study has found that children living in a rundown part of St Ives during the depression of the 1930s were happy despite their poverty.
The study was carried out by an A level student who interviewed local people to find out what it was like to be a child living in the Downalong area of the town which was mainly made up of families of fishermen.
Although there was no sanitation or running water the children had the sea and the beach-and most of their memories were of that rather than the poor conditions they lived in. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy has been hearing about life in early 20th Century St Ives
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