'ON THIS DAY' FEATURES
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3 Features
Electric Fluid in Penzance   (13 December 1846)

A house struck by electric fluid, bell wires burnt out but plaster more or less unscathed.....

The Cape Cornwall Pillar of Fire   (12 December 1846)

"A pillar of fire, exceedingly vivid and apparently the thickness of a man's arm" between sea and sky where it spread out with “splendid coruscations followed by a terrific peal of thunder”. Not a performance of Elijah in the St Just Wesleyan but an electrical storm.....

The Mounts Bay Tsunami   (1 November 1755)

It's two o'clock in the afternoon at St Michael's Mount, the tide has just started to flow, when suddenly the sea level rises by about six feet. It falls away then, 10 minutes later, rises again and again by six feet. And not just at the Mount, St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance all report the same occurence............



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>Three of the Nine Maidens, Zennor Hill in background., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Three of the Nine Maidens, Zennor Hill in background.

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>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