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22 Features
Newlyn Welcomes Wesley for the First Time   (12 July 1747)

John Wesley visited Newlyn on fourteen occasion. Today, 12 July, is the anniversary of his first visit in 1747...

Newlyn South Pier Construction Comences   (29 June 1885)

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.

Fund Set up for Dependents of Drowned Newlyn Fishermen   (18 June 1817)

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.

The Man who made Newlyn Famous   (8 June 1852)

If Mr Walter Langley did not exactly invent Newlyn’, wrote a columnist in the Cornishman, on October 10, 1889, ‘he was the first to make it famous when he migrated from the Midlands.’

Gaiety Returns to Newlyn   (5 June 1938)

Alderman Thomas has masterminded the whole enterprise. They’ve gone for luxury and comfort.

Horsewhipped on Newlyn Cliff   (6 May 1882)

In 1882 it seems to have been more acceptable to use a horsewhip on a woman than to abuse a horse or donkey.......

Sabbatarian Idlers   (20 April 1883)

I have reached the conclusion, after due thought and observation, that if times are hard at Newlyn the men have only themselves to blame...........

Robert Hichens of the Titanic   (14 April 1912)

At 11.40 pm on April 14 1912, the largest steamer in the world, Titanic, part of the White Star Line, hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1502 lives...............

Death on the Road   (2 April 1925)

Richard Rowe of Newlyn is a post office messenger. We can picture him, this ordinary lad. He’s probably proud of his work, and enjoys being out in the open air, especially now spring is on the way. He works evenings, and sometimes he cuts it a bit fine......

John Pope Vibert   (21 March 1877)

In a letter dated March 21 1877, the Rev John Pope Vibert said 'I venture to write on paper with a picture of my church and parsonage on it although not quite accurate.'

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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>Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide.

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>Men-an-Tol., Penwith Local History Group<br>The Nine Maidens Stone Circle., Penwith Local History Group