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19 Features
The Penzance Ripper   (30 December 1888)

A scuffle in the street, a knife, a stranger - just an argument over a girl or something more?

The Price of Justice in Penzance   (28 December 1921)

The magistrates are grinding the mill of justice today in Penzance Guildhall and fines are being handed out to the poor of Penwith but some unexpected wealth comes to light......

Stalking Bolitho   (8 December 1893)

Stalking is not a new offence it seems thought the term was not used to describe what happened to St Ives MP T.B. Bolitho in the early 1890s.

Fags for washers: Juvenile Crime in Penzance   (10 November 1931)

It’s been a dismal day in court. Dismal, that is, for those of us on the Bench who still hold out a glimmer of hope for the youth of West Cornwall in general – and Penzance in particular.

A Penzance Lawyer on the Wrong Side of the law; part 3: the trilogy concluded   (8 November 1893)

Regular readers may remember that, on October 26th, we left two Penzance men awaiting sentence. Here is the third and final part of the story. If the wait has seemed long to you, imagine how it might have felt to them…

Penzance Lawyer on the Wrong Side of the Law, part two   (26 October 1893)

Lawyer Lanyon was arrested yesterday, along with Richard Stevens and now they're up before the magistratefor forgery and perjury..........

Penzance Lawyer on the Wrong Side of the Law - part one   (25 October 1893)

Morrab Place, bastion of middle class values, has been raided by the police and there they go, prisoner discretely held between them............. 

Juvenile Crime in Penzance: Media and Parents to Blame   (14 September 1936)

Fishpaste Gang's crime spree in Market Jew Street ends in 12 month cinema ban in Juvenile Court.

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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>St Michael's Mount from the Coast Path by Penzance station., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

St Michael's Mount from the Coast Path by Penzance station.

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>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>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