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Penzance Joins the Coinage Towns   (18 August 1663)

On 18th August 1663 Charles II issued letters patent to”appointe our Towne of Pensanse within our said stannery of Penwith and Kerrier in our said County of Cornwall to bee from henceforth for ever one of the Coynage Townes…..”

 

The Second Armada   (14 August 1779)

On August 15th 1779 William Williams of Newlyn recorded the sighting of great armada of French and Spanish ships......

The Girl in the Dock   (14 August 1884)

Miss M is notorious, she has a history of misdemeanours and when roused has a tendancy to fly into a fury of window breaking. And now she's up before the bench again......

The Wherry Mine - One of the richest mines in Cornwall?   (13 August 1792)

One of the richest tin mines in Cornwall is near Penzance and lies under the sea, which is excluded by iron funnels, or shafts rising above the level of high-water…..(Sherborne Mercury 13 August 1792)

Stranger Danger: Penwith at War   (12 August 1914)

Tourists in court for taking pictures at Land's End, foreign sailors interned, suspicion and zenophobia rife and prices rising. It's all change now war has been declared!

Total Eclipse of the Sun   (11 August 1999)

Tide overshadows eclipse at Marazion amd "Cornwall Full" alarms....

The St Ives Slum Clearances   (9 August 1934)

Beauty of St Ives: Will it be Spoiled by Slum Clearance? The Cornishman's succinct summary of the controversial proposals for the future of St Ives in 1834…..

Penzance: Hurrah for the Jubilee Hall   (8 August 1887)

It's Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and Davis Bischofswerder is at the height of his power in Penzance. To celebrate he is opening his new Jubilee Hall on Market Jew St....



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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>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
This month's featured photograph:

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.

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>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