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 17th November 1791

Davies Giddy FRS: St Erth boy makes good

Between 1790 and 1830 a number of west Cornishmen were elected Fellows of the Royal Society including Humphry Davy, Joseph Carne, John Hawkins and on 17th November 1791, Davies Giddy, who would go on to become the Society's President.

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Images of our publications
Our new publication is now available:

Growing Up in West Cornwall. A Publication by the Penwith Local History Group
"Growing Up in West Cornwall"
Edited by Sally Corbet

price £10.00
plus p&p


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The Penwith Papers

The Road to Nowhere?

In the previous Penwith Paper, we were introduced to the story of a dispute in 1150 AD concerning the Manor of Gurlyn, Tredea and Trevessa.

But there is much more to be said on this subject, starting about the time of Bishop Bartholomew of Exeter (1159-1184). Now, read on…

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