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 25th April 1332

Penzance Market Charter

On 25 April 1332 Penzance was granted a charter to hold a weekly market. Why was it granted then in particular and why is it important?

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Images of our publications
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

Newlyn Tidal Observatory

Since 1915 New Tidal Observatory has been collecting tidal data. This century of precise records reveals that see level rose at a rate of about 1.8mm per annum for most of the 20th century but that this rate is increasing.

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