The 'supporters' of Charles Campbell Ross are a destructive bunch but presented with a window of opportunity they can have a smashing time with the best of them.......
On 5th October 1900 Edward Hain, fourth of the name of head of the family shipping business, was elected as M.P. for St Ives.
Sunday 2nd October 1938. Chamberlain is back from Munich with his piece of paper and the church sermons give thanks for the lessening of international tensions while, in a less sombre mood, harvest festivals are celebrated across Penwith.
It's the "first annual demonstration" of the St Ives, Lelant and Towednack United Conservative Association and Mr Charles Ross M.P. is just arriving at the Malakoff, in a carriage and pair I hasten to add........
Whitesands Bay, 7th September 1497. It's just 9 weeks since the execution of An Gof and here's a Plantagenet claimant hoping to rouse the Cornish in pursuit of the throne of England.
On 29th August 1828 the Dutch ship Enterprize arrived in St Ives with over 350 refugees on board. Where were they from........
In 1838 William Lovett, born in Newlyn in 1800, drafted the People's Charter, a revolutionary document which demanded nothing less than the statutory right of the working man to involvement in the political decision making of the country.
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.
Michael Joseph, a blacksmith from St Keverne on the Lizard, one of the leaders of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497, is reputed to have said on his way to his execution that he would have ‘a name perpetual and a fame permanent and immortal’.