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29 Features
Duw Genes, Diwettha kowser an yeth herwydh derivasow   (27 December 1777)

Questions surround the life and death of Dolly Pentreath. But the details matter little, what matters more is what she represents and what she represents is, in the Cornish words of a Yorkshire poet,  Mes den hep tavas a-gollas y dyr.

To Robert Davy and his wife Grace, a son, Humphry, Penzance 1778   (17 December 1778)

Probably Cornwall's most famous scientist, Humphry Davy was fortunate to be born at a time when west Cornwall was a place at the centre of technological achievement.

Levant Mine Financier Dies in London   (15 December 1839)

Lewis Charles Daubuz lived in Truro and died in London but he was a significant personality in the affairs of Penwith.......

William Bolitho: Your Final Day   (1 December 1894)

William Bolitho of Ponsandane has safely returned from his annual 6 week trip to the continent, whither he travelled with his doctor. In recent years he has handsomely endowed Gulval church. Is he perhaps feeling his years?

Baptism of Sir Rose Price in Penzance   (21 November 1768)

Sir Rose Price - plantation owner, slave owner, gardener, agricultural improver, show-off, controversialist and dandy was baptised in Panzance in 1768.

Out of the Frying Pan: Penzance Impressario's Brush with Death   (3 November 1931)

Councillor Thomas is the man who runs Penzance entertainment but today he is at the centre of the drama and doing none to well.........

Lemon Hart: A Rum Cove from Penzance?   (31 October 1768)

Lemon Hart, founder of a rum distilling business which was selling 100,000 gallons a year to the Royal Navy by 1849, was born in Penzance on 31 October 1768.

Mary Kelynack of Newlyn - the True Story   (24 October 1851)

In 1851 Mary Kelynack, an elderly woman from Newlyn, walked to London over the course of five weeks. Did she really set off to see the Queen, or the Great Exhibition, or was it something else?

Admiral Linzee Sells Chapel House, Penzance   (1 October 1817)

On 1 October 1817 a house belonging to Admiral Linzee, in Chapel Street, Penzance, was put up for sale. Which house was it? Is it still there? And who was Admiral Linzee?

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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>Marazion from St Michael's Mount., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Marazion from St Michael's Mount.

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>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