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The Pirates of Penzance   (31 December 1879)

Penzance and pirates, they go together like fish, tin and copper don't they? Been togather since time immemorial haven't they so what's the big deal with 31st December 1879?

The Penzance Ripper   (30 December 1888)

A scuffle in the street, a knife, a stranger - just an argument over a girl or something more?

The Wreck of the Anson   (29 December 1807)

The wreck of the Anson on Loe Bar saw over 100 men drowned and battered to death by the waves but it also resulted in two advances in dealing with the consequences of shipwreck....

The Price of Justice in Penzance   (28 December 1921)

The magistrates are grinding the mill of justice today in Penzance Guildhall and fines are being handed out to the poor of Penwith but some unexpected wealth comes to light......

Duw Genes, Diwettha kowser an yeth herwydh derivasow   (27 December 1777)

Questions surround the life and death of Dolly Pentreath. But the details matter little, what matters more is what she represents and what she represents is, in the Cornish words of a Yorkshire poet,  Mes den hep tavas a-gollas y dyr.

Beauty and the Beast at the Penzance Pavilion   (26 December 1937)

It's pantomime season in Penzance, at the Pavilion a chap calling himself Lanyon Cromlech is in charge of publicity.....

Sir Vyell's Stamps in Trewellard   (25 December 1724)

On Christmas Day 1724 Sir Francis Vyvyan of Trelowaren leased a decayed stamping mill in Trewellard to Sibella Hichens, John Ustick and John Dennard. The property was known as Sir Vyell's Stamps......

A Christmas Eve Marriage in St Buryan   (24 December 1864)

Sally Prowse grew up as a farmer's daughter at Rosemodress and after her marriage on Christmas Eve 1864 she lived as a farmer's wife at Tregiffian.....

Sergeant Charles Pryor Dies in Mesopotamia   (22 December 1915)

The war aganist the Turks in Mesopotamia claimed the lives of several Pendeen men, among then Charles Pryor of Bojewyan Stennack.

Banking Meltdown in Penzance: Part Two The Shareholders' Meeting   (21 December 1896)

The big day arrived on 19th December, we were to find out out what had happened to Batten, Carne to Carne and what plans were now in place to protect our savings. Or were we?



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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>Marazion from St Michael's Mount., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Marazion from St Michael's Mount.

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>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<br>The Nine Maidens Stone Circle., Penwith Local History Group