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 24th August 1898

Newlyn's Rouffignac Passes for Master

On 24th August 1898 Ambrose Rouffignac of Newlyn passed his Master's Certificate. He was now a master mariner but who was this man with the strange foreign sounding name?

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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

Managing Without Maps part one: Dykes, disputes, and the Drama of being on the right side

Despite occasional annoyances, most of us love our GPS devices.  Before that, we loved our maps. But before reliable maps were available – how did people create, mark and remember boundaries: between parishes, hundreds, one family’s land and another’s?

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