Penwith Local History Group
Penwith Local History Group, Newlyn, Cornwall
We research the fascinating history of West Penwith by working with original sources as much as possible. We publish our findings every two or three years.

The Morrab Library showing the new extension
The Morrab Library showing the new extension.
Photo Glyn Richards
On this Day 22nd February 1943

Daffodil Smuggling by Train

It’s spring, and the end of another weary, wartime winter. What could be finer than a bunch of Cornish daffodils, to brighten the home? A dealer who only gives a box number is crying out on the front page of the Cornishman for “Anemones, Violets, Daff.s, Etc”. He will take “any Quantity, for CASH”. He will pay “London prices”.

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Our new publication is now available:

Women of West Cornwall. A Publication by the Penwith Local History Group
"Women of West Cornwall"
Edited by Pam Lomax

price £10.00
plus p&p


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The Penwith Papers

Hounding the Wrong Dog

The Curious Incident of the Dog on the Lizard

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