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The Obscure Life and Death of Susanna Trevorrow   (25 August 1854)

Susanna Trevorrow was a bal maiden who was crushed to death when a mine burrow collapsed on her in August 1854.

Tsunami and Lightening Strike Witnessed by Ludgvan Clergyman   (28 July 1761)

William Borlase was a keen observer of the weather and other natural events andhe certainly got his fill on 28th July 1761...

Ludgvan Female Friendly Society   (11 June 1787)

On 11th June 1787 some of the women in Ludgvan met at the home of local blacksmith, William Glasson, to set up a Female Friendly Society - their own self-help organisation for the mutual relief of its members in old age, sickness and infirmity

Bicycle crime in Ludgvan   (4 June 1885)

Cycling can be a dangerous business when Ludgvan's on your route....

Ludgvan Lovers Given a Skimmington   (3 May 1905)

The groom is “a sturdy youngster of eighty-six”. You may picture the scene: rehearse the familiar story. Chaucer’s January and May; the folk song chorus of “girls, when you’re young, never wed an old man”.

William Borlase Becomes Rector of Ludgvan   (22 April 1722)

On 22 April 1722 William Borlase, aged 26, became rector of Ludgvan and so secured, courtesy of his father, a secure living for the rest of his life.

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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