|On this Day 28th March 1804|
Captain Josias Sincock of St Ives Captured by French
The Channel swarmed with French privateers that seized English merchant vessels on an almost daily basis. This was the fate of the brig, Friendship – a vessel of 15 tons burthen, built at Swansea in 1801 and partly owned by Josias Sincock of St Ives.
|The Penwith Papers|
Penzance Sanitary Conditions in 1849
The paving was not only “vile” in itself, but covered with “filth of every description”. Anyone walking the streets on wet night, the newspaper excitedly warned, ran the serious risk of “being covered with mud and afterwards breaking your neck”.