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32 Features
Our Perfect Little Fairyland in Penzance   (6 December 1909)

Rinking: it’s already sweeping the nation, and now it can sweep Penzance.The old West of England Knitting Company in New Street has been transformed into “the People’s Palace”.


Bull-baiting at Madron Feast: The End of an Era   (29November)

29th November 1813, the last time a bull was baited at Madron Feast.....

That's Entertainment: A New Penzance Cinema   (28 November 1912)

There a new cinema in Penzance and I predict it will be become on of the longest lived cinemas in the country!

Penzance Institute: Entertained by Mr Wilde   (5 November 1883)

Tonight Oscar Wilde is going to speak on the subject of America, about which he will later say that, "America has never quite forgiven Europe for having been discovered somewhat earlier in history than itself". 

And They're Off - Roaring Away from Newlyn   (28 October 1921)

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! 

Small Audience for Little Comedy in Penzance   (19 September 1887)

Farron, Greet and Grattan, not a new firm of solicitors but a visiting company of players come to entertain Penzance as the nights draw in. 

Sport on a Slow News Day in Penzance   (12 September 1932)

It's Pirates versus Wanderers in the big match on Moday night and an opportunity to see the magic Jennings strut his stuff, AND LOSE and the pirates cut their opponents down to size.

Myriograph Comes to Penzance   (2 September 1902)

Harry and Fred Poole have brought their Myriorama to town. The craze of the new century – moving pictures! This is the “Largest, latest and most beautifully designed machine for the projection of Animated Photography

Bathers Beware Snappers   (31 August 1911)

Phantom photographers snap bathing beauties in Penzance conspiracy scare: read all about it!

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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>The Nine Maidens Stone Circle., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

The Nine Maidens Stone Circle.

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>Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide., Penwith Local History Group<br>Men-an-Tol., Penwith Local History Group