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 28th January 1932

The Case of the Drowned Horse

Walking over from Sheffield to Kerris for his day’s work in the fields, young Willie Wallis hears something unusual. “I thought it was funny sound”, he will explain later. It’s coming from a distance, from way over by the old Snell’s quarry.

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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

Parish Boundaries – and some boundary stones

Have you ever wondered:

Who first designed our parish boundaries, and when?
Why are some parishes bigger than others?
Why are they odd shapes?

For some answers – read on. The following Penwith Paper is based on a talk given as part of our presentation at the Penzance Literary Festival in 2019.

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