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 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.

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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
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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.


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