A man who died following a collision with a car in Tregenna Place, St Ives, on Sunday evening has been named as Arthur Orum.

Arthur Oram
Arthur Orum

Aged 77, he died following a collision on Tregenna Place.

“Arthur Orum died on December 30, 2023,” said his family, in a tribute. “He will be remembered by his many friends and family for his wonderful sense of humour, his love of nature and long walks, his devotion to his family, and his incredible artistic talent.

“Arthur grew up on a lake in Pewaukee Wisconsin, in the American Midwest. It was there that he grew to love the water. On his first visit to St Ives, over 40 years ago, he was captivated by the sea and the surrounding beauty of Cornwall.

“St Ives became the place he loved the most and where he was the happiest. He enjoyed a truly wonderful life, painting, salsa dancing, playing the piano at the Kettle and Wink, and using his bus pass, which he thought was the most brilliant invention!

“Arthur’s beautiful art will live on and remind us all of how special, loving and creative he was in life. He will be missed by his many friends, his two brothers and his many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Arthur’s life will be held in St Ives in the near future.”

A 29-year-old woman from St Ives was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, who have not yet made themselves known, to get in contact with them by phoning 101 and quoting log 773 30/12/23, or by using the Devon and Cornwall Police website.