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 16th July 1983

The Loss of British Airways Sikorsky S-61 in the Celtic Sea

The loss of a British Airways Helicopter, together with 20 of the 26 people on board, on a sceduled flight from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly was, until 1986, the worst civilian passenger helicopter acident in Europe.

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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

Homing in on Pigeons: Culver houses or Cornish Dovecotes

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