The Rusty Bucket

Loving, Serving and Investing in our Community

Stained Glass Windows

They are now safely in place. Harbour ShelterYou will find them near the joint "Dave's Diner" and "Catch" seating area just past Pengelly's Fresh Fish shop as you walk towards the seafront along East Looe Harbour.


Windows signMany locals and visitors to the town have admired the Stained Glass Windows that colourfully adorned the front of our previous building.

The new owners of the RB were happy for the windows to remain on site but in a new location on the first floor as wall hangings. The RB trustees felt that a more prominent public profile was desirable given that so many local children had played a major part in their design. The windows have been removed and are in safe storage.

The Looe Harbour Trustees very kindly agreed to host our windows in a prominent harbour side position.

These great windows were crafted by Kath Wilson pictured centre below, third from left 

Kath Wilson (stained glass artist) and friends

Background to our Community windows:

It was early in 2010 that Paul Penhaligan (an RB Trustee) and Kath Wilson met while walking their dogs on West Looe Downs. It transpired that Kath was (is) a stained glass window artist and during the course of several chats the idea of a Looe schools competition to design and colour a brick based on the simple question “What does the community of Looe mean to you?” was born. Three windows at the coffee shop in Higher Market Street would be utilised to bring the idea into life.

With the support of Looe’s two local county councillors, Edwina Hannaford and Armand Toms (15%) together with private donations (85%), the project was given the go ahead. The Community School’s Kelly Wood and Primary School’s Teresa Fleming encouraged their respective students to take part and 70 entries were received.

The great news was that Kath felt that all who had made an effort to participate should have their artwork portrayed in glass. Kath literally dedicated the next 8 weeks to the project and the end result, three fantastic colourful windows, are evidence of her commitment. The RB Management Team cannot thank her enough – our hope is that the windows will become a minor attraction in the town with visitors and residents seeing for themselves the positive view the students have of their home.

You may enjoy more of Kath's work by visiting her website