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 23rd September 1901

Never a Dull Monday

World Championship Heavyweight Boxing comes to Penzance, two years after the event on Coney Island but now's your chance to see the Cornish Blacksmith and World Champion Bob Fitzsimmons of Helston face challenger James J. Jefferies of California....

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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

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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