It's 1902 and following a strike at the quarry James Runnalls has decided he needs more modern haulage to get his stone to Newlyn harbour.....
The flake plague has struck. The flake, or dogfish as it's widely known is a species of shark and has a particular liking for herring ...........
Depressed economic conditions can produce extreme reactions, as the Cornish diaspora bears witness. But among the tens of thousands leaving Cornwall's shores few did so in such dramatic fashion as the seven Newlyn fishermen who set sail for Australia on the 16 ton lugger Mystery on 18th November 1854.
Thirty contestants are participating in a round-Penwith race which will end at Penzance Pavilion. Crowds have gathered, medals have been truck and maintenance completed. Newlyn has never seen the like!
In 1851 Mary Kelynack, an elderly woman from Newlyn, walked to London over the course of five weeks. Did she really set off to see the Queen, or the Great Exhibition, or was it something else?
Cornishman, Thursday, 21st October. Newlyn, Tuesday.
With sunlight streaming across the Bay, the Rosebud set sail this morning from Newlyn.
On 24th August 1898 Ambrose Rouffignac of Newlyn passed his Master's Certificate. He was now a master mariner but who was this man with the strange foreign sounding name?
In 1838 William Lovett, born in Newlyn in 1800, drafted the People's Charter, a revolutionary document which demanded nothing less than the statutory right of the working man to involvement in the political decision making of the country.
St Peter’s Feast Day, June 29, 1885. Charles Campbell Ross, MP for St Ives, laid the foundation stone of the new South Pier at Newlyn.
On 18th June 1817 a meeting was held at the Guildhall in Penzance, chaired by the High Sheriff - Mr Harris of Kenegie, to consider how to help the widows and orphans of the 14 fishermen on “two mackrell boats” who had drowned in a great storm on 13th June.