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 18th October 1913

Man and Machine in Less than Perfect Harmony at Penzance Dock

It used to take 32 men to unload a collier at Penzance, but Taylors now have a steam crane............

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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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