|On this Day 20th September 1816|
Boase Nominated for Mayor of Penzance
20th September 1816: Banker Boase to run for Mayor of Penzance. Mayor for only a single term, one of only five single term Mayors of Penzance between 1800 and 1834, his diary throws light upon the affairs of Penzance in the wake of Napoleon.
|The Penwith Papers|
Early Aviation in West Cornwall
The first flight over Penzance was a short but memorable affair. Lasting just three minutes, and at a height of only 200 feet, it was achieved in a rather fragile biplane called a Farman III with a propeller in the rear, known, for obvious reasons, as a pusher.