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Hundreds of Refugees Arrive in St Ives   (29 August 1828)

On 29th August 1828 the Dutch ship Enterprize arrived in St Ives with over 350 refugees on board. Where were they from........

Cholera Arrives in St Ives   (28 August 1832)

Cholera reached Britain in October 1831 and took its first victim in St Ives on 28 August 1832.....

Abundant pilchards at St Ives   (27 August 1808)

27 August 1808: The greatest abundance of pilchards ever know have been taken this week in the Mount's Bay. At St Ives there are more than 10000 hogsheads landed...........

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…..

A disastrous Night for St Ives   (3 August 1844)

The vessels of the Welsh Fleet were small boats, worked hard, often under-manned and working to tight schedules and like the colliers of the North Sea they could be deadly on the unforgiving north coast of Cornwall.

Thomas Harry arrives back in St Ives from Le Croicic   (29 July 1833)

Cornwall has had many links with Brittany over the centuries, one of the lesser known ones is the St Ives salt trade......

St Ives votes for Halse AGAIN!   (26 July 1837)

When the secret select are abolished, 
As all of us wish them to be, -
In short, when James Halse is demolished
There’ll be room in the Market for me.

Shocking Tragedy at St Ives   (19 July 1908)

Sunday 19th July 1908. You might like to picture a lazy and peaceful day in a fine Edwardian summer. Boaters. Croquet.  Cucumber sandwiches. That sort of thing.

But for some it’s a working day. Take James Curnow, for example. He’s 20 years old, and has a steady job at Penbeagle Farm – been there working for John Pearce since he was 16. James is a conscientious young man.  Pearce – who is currently serving as Mayor of St Ives - will later, to applause, “testify to his good behaviour, thoughtfulness and good work.” 

Miner killed Tamping at St Ives Consols   (4 July 1843)

Blasting in mines was a dangerous business, especially if Bickford's safety fuse was not being used.........

Smugglers taken at St Ives   (2 July 1831)

St Ives Coastguards had a busy time in July 1831 seizing nearly 450 tubs of brandy and gin and assorted other contraband......

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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