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BLOOMING FOREIGNERS:
myths and tales of some plants in Morrab Gardens, Penzance
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(Penwith Papers: 28 November 2019)

Morrab House with its walled garden was built in 1841 and bought by Penzance Corporation in 1888. The London designer, Reginald Upcher, won the prize of 20 guineas with his plan to turn the three acre site into a public park. The sub-tropical collection was started in the 1880s with contributions of plants from local gentry including the Bolithos of Trengwainton and Trewidden, the Dorian Smiths of Tresco Isles of Scilly, the Boscawen family at Ludgvan, and plants sent from New Zealand by botanist Rev William Colenso.

British Newspaper Archive
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Newspaper archive

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A searchable archive of mainly local British newspaper titles including most editions of the Cornishman, Cornish Telegraph, Cornish Times, Royal Cornwall Gazette, Sherborne Mercury, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser. Although the scanning is sometimes imperfect – and searches will therefore often miss important items – the text can be exported into Word. You can subscribe for a fixed period, or pay as you go.


Camborne School of Mines
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Library

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Materials from this Collection are housed at Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, and can be viewed by appointment with us in Archives & Special Collections, Level 0, The Exchange. Make use of the online catalogue before your visit. Records of Camborne School of Mines, along with other relevant resources, are also deposited with Kresen Kernow in Redruth.


Cornish Studies Library
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Library

Alma Place, Redruth, TR15 2AT Tel: 01209 216760


See Kresen Kernow


Cornwall County Record Office
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Archive

Cornwall Record Office, Old County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY Tel: 01782323127


See Kresen Kernow


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks
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Genealogy

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This is a search engine that provides some useful links


Historic Cornwall
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Cornish history

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The website of Cornwall Council Historic Environment Service. Includes the Historic Environment Record, Access to Monuments (a guide to historic sites), Flying Past (aerial photography), Mining World heritage and the urban and industrial settlement surveys. Linked to the mapping service which can provide invaluable insights but needs a bit of persistence to come to to terms with it.


Kresen Kernow
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Resource centre

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Kresen Kernow is home to the world’s largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall’s history, and is now (since 2019) housed in a state-of-the-art new archive centre built in the shell of the former Redruth Brewery. The website includes guides tio the available resources and a search facility.


For anyone researching Cornish history, Kresen Kernow – easily accessible by public transport – is recommended as the first port of call.


Morrab Library
New
Library

Morrab Library, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, TR18 4DA tel: 01736 364474

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Penzance subscription library established in 1818. Two hundred years of collection building has seen the gathering of some real treasures and resources of real value to local historians.


Murdoch House
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Cross Street, Redruth, TR15 2BU.

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Penwith Local History Group

c/o Morrab Library
Morrab Gardens
Penzance, Cornwall
TR18 4DA






Penwith Local History Group, Penzance, Cornwall
Penwith Local History Group
Penzance, Cornwall



The Morrab Library showing the new extension
The Morrab Library showing the new extension.
Photo Glyn Richards



<br>The Nine Maidens Stone Circle., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

The Nine Maidens Stone Circle.

Photograph by Ted Mole

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<br>Coastline near Zennor., Penwith Local History Group<br>Chysauster looking east to Mulfra Hill., Penwith Local History Group<br>St Michael's Mount from the Coast Path by Penzance station., Penwith Local History Group<br>Marazion from St Michael's Mount., Penwith Local History Group<br>Greenburrow Engine House, Ding Dong Mine., Penwith Local History Group<br>Marazion from St Michael's Mount, Trencrom on skyline., Penwith Local History Group<br>Three of the Nine Maidens, Zennor Hill in background., Penwith Local History Group<br>Levant Mine from the south showing the leat in the foreground, left to right the calciner, stamps and compressor stacks and the whim and pumping engine houses in the centre with the Skip Shaft headframe., Penwith Local History Group<br>Higher Bal, Levant Mine. Engine house for dual purpose pumping and winding engine. Stonecrop in foreground., Penwith Local History Group<br>Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide., Penwith Local History Group<br>Men-an-Tol., Penwith Local History Group