PLHG News October 2019

News update from the Penwith Local History Group,
October 2019

A Great Honour

Ron Hogg (centre) at the 2019 Gorsedd ceremony

On Saturday 8th September 2019, member Ron Hogg  was honoured by being made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd or ‘Gorsedh Kernow.’ The ceremony took place at St Just in the Plen-an-Gwarry, an ancient circle believed to have been a theatre.

Ron is also a founder member and Treasurer of Newlyn Archive, and has recently supervised the renovation of the Boathouse to hold the Newlyn Archive.

His bardic name is ‘Crambler Alsyow’, Climber of Cliffs.



A Sad Farewell

Some of the group, as photographed in about 2010. Jim is the left, wearing the fairisle-patterened cardigan. Ron is in the middle, wearing a green jumper

On a sadder note, the group is sorry to announce the death of long-standing member Jim Hosking. The author of a range of much-appreciated books centred on the Hosking family, he, too, was a bard: ‘Ystorer Trevow’, Historian of Villages. Jim was valued within the group for his wisdom, willingness and sense of fun. Jim's family history is a strong thread within the history of Penwith, and he will be sadly missed.


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The Morrab Library showing the new extension
The Morrab Library showing the new extension.
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