|On this Day 21st August 1925|
The Swimming Sensation: Phyllis Bottrell of Penzance
Admit it, you thought Nadia ComÄƒneci was the first child sports star! Nadia was 14 when she hit the headlines but today we bring you Phyllis Bottrell, the 13 year old swmming prodigy from Penzance.......
|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.