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 21st November 1768

Baptism of Sir Rose Price in Penzance

Sir Rose Price - plantation owner, slave owner, gardener, agricultural improver, show-off, controversialist and dandy was baptised in Panzance in 1768.

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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

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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