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 20th October 1919

Disaster at Levant Mine

The second worst accident in the history of mining in Cornwall happened at Levant Mine on 20th October 1919. Thirty one men were killed and 19 were recorded as injured when the Levant man engine rod crashed down the shaft carrying with it its human cargo of miners coming up to grass from the morning core.

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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

The Wreck of the North Britain

Thomas Benson is buried in Penzance Cemetery. He was a printer but lost his life as a result of his efforts to rescue seamen from the foundered barque North Britain at Long Rock in December 1868.....

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