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No Stone Unturned: Royal Geological Society of Cornwall AGM   (16 December 1950)

Sixty seven years ago the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall was holding its annual general meeting in Penzance, just as it does today and as it has done each year since 1814.

Hurrah for Penzance Post Office!   (2 November 1883)

To have the postal service served by by a building which is "second to none of any building of that kind in the west of England" is essential for a civilised town.................

Good Company in the New Penzance Free Library   (13 October 1893)

Penzance Free Library, a beacon of light illuminating the path to the future......

First Meeting of the Penzance Library Committee   (13 May 1818)

Sir Rose Price elected President of the new Penzance Library, Dr Forbes as Honorary Librarian.

Lack of Libraries Plagues Cornwall   (25 February 1739)

On 25 February 1739 William Borlase, now engaged in serious study of the natural history and antiquities of Cornwall, wrote to Archdeacon George Allanson at Exeter regarding the lack of libraries in Cornwall...

Royal Geological Society of Cornwall   (11 February 1814)

Royal Cornwall Gazette, 19 February 1814 reported that a meeting was held on Friday 11th February to look into the formation of a geological society for Cornwall.

Founding of the Cornwall Literary and Philosophical Institution   (5 February 1818)

On 5 February 1818, 79 years after William Borlase wrote to George Allanson bemoaning the lack of libraries and centres of learning in Cornwall, the Cornwall Literary and Philosophical Institution was founded in Truro.  

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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, Trencrom on skyline., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Marazion from St Michael's Mount, Trencrom on skyline.

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>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