|On this Day 18th August 1663|
Penzance Joins the Coinage Towns
On 18th August 1663 Charles II issued letters patent to”appointe our Towne of Pensanse within our said stannery of Penwith and Kerrier in our said County of Cornwall to bee from henceforth for ever one of the Coynage Townes…..”
|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?