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5 Features
Boom over Penwith   (16 October 1969)

St Ives Young Conservatives think they have a cunning plan to thwart the Socialist governments attemps to speed up progress.....

Take a Dragon to the Scilly Isles   (15 September 1937)

First and Last landlord takes first flight to Lyonesse as Dragon offers Christmas joyrides.

Royal Navy Escapes Attack in Mount's Bay   (13 July 1910)

The three fleet static review in Mount's Bay to celebrate the coronation of George V avoided air attack by a whisker on 23 July 1910.............

The Loss of British Airways Sikorsky S-61 in the Celtic Sea   (16 July 1983)

The loss of a British Airways Helicopter, together with 20 of the 26 people on board, on a sceduled flight from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly was, until 1986, the worst civilian passenger helicopter acident in Europe.

First Helicopter to Scilly Isles   (1 May 1964)

On May day 1964 the helicopter service to Scilly began to operate. The helicopters replaced De Havilland Rapide bi-planes and initially operated from Land's End airfield, St Just.........


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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>Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide.

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>Men-an-Tol., Penwith Local History Group<br>The Nine Maidens Stone Circle., Penwith Local History Group