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 June 1322

The Estate of Henry Tyes of Alverton

It is not easy to find any document from almost 700 years ago but Penzance is fortunate in that one is held in the National Archives of today’s date. It describes the property of Henry Tyes, who held the manor of Alverton.

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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

Election Fever Part 1: The Parliamentary Borough of St Ives, 1880-1881

The 1880 General Election in the Parliamentary Borough of St Ives - disfigured posters, a candidate afraid to come out of his carriage, and the threat of a  beheading. Interesting times..... 

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