Henric Kalmeter visited Penzance on 25th and 26th November 1724. He's often described a a spy, albeit of the industrial variety. Be that as it may, his journal provides detailed insights into a world which was undergoing some fairly big changes.
St Mary's church has been gradually taking shape on the Penzance skyline over the last three years and today, 25th November 1835, the first service in the new church takes place.
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 ...........
There's a war on you know! So the Mayor has set up a new fund for the wives and children of soldiers in South Africa.
Today is the anniversary of the death of John Mathews, the first Borough Surveyor of Penzance. Less well known than many, it's fair to say that John Matthews left a bigger mark on Penzance than almost anyone else.
Sir Rose Price - plantation owner, slave owner, gardener, agricultural improver, show-off, controversialist and dandy was baptised in Panzance in 1768.
It's 1839, coinage is gone in Penzance business is flourishing and professional men of the town need a new club in which to meet, one that rises above the humdrum everyday........
Unpredictable, that's fishing! On 19th November 1821 the St Ives boats went out after herring and they landed the biggest catch of pilchard known up to that time.
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.
Between 1790 and 1830 a number of west Cornishmen were elected Fellows of the Royal Society including Humphry Davy, Joseph Carne, John Hawkins and on 17th November 1791, Davies Giddy, who would go on to become the Society's President.