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10 Features
Duw Genes, Diwettha kowser an yeth herwydh derivasow   (27 December 1777)

Questions surround the life and death of Dolly Pentreath. But the details matter little, what matters more is what she represents and what she represents is, in the Cornish words of a Yorkshire poet,  Mes den hep tavas a-gollas y dyr.

Solomon Browne: The Loss of the Penlee Lifeboat   (19 December 1981)

The loss of the Solomon Browne exposed with all too chilling clarity the harsh reality of life on Cornwall's romantic granite coast.

The Loss of the Emeline of Mousehole   (30 October 1899)

On 30 October 1899 the fishing boat Emeline left Lowestoft to return home to Mousehole. She never arrived. What happened to her?

Thomas Victor born in Mousehole   (6 September 1894)

Thomas Victor was a well thought of Cornish artist who never travelled beyong Truro despite being offered a scolarship to the Slade.

Paul,   Arts
Flying the Flag at Mousehole School   (6 August 1912)

It's a Tuesday morning in August and the staff and pupils in Mousehole are about to take possession of their new school...

Spanish Attack Mounts Bay   (2 August 1595)

Panic seized the people of Mounts Bay on 2 August 1595 when Mousehole, Paul Churchtown, Newlyn and Penzance were all set ablaze. The Spanish raid was just one of a number of actions in the intermittent Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604 in which both sides made frequent incursions on each other's territory and shipping. This is the age of Raleigh, Drake, Hawkins and the Armada.............

Richard Pentreath born in Mousehole   (1 August 1806)

Richard Pentreath was one of the most accomplished artists of his generation and his works give an invaluable insight into west Cornwall's places and people before the Newlyn School painters were even born.

Paul,   Arts
Jewish Evacuee Children Arrive in Mousehole   (13 June 1940)

Long, long before the train from London bearing the evacuee children was due to arrive every available vantage point overlooking the station was crowded with spectators. ..... There was an air of expectancy about, a feeling of curiosity mingled with sympathy for these children sent so far from their own firesides.

The Vicarage of Paul, Cornwall in 1680   (25 March 1680)

The Antient house belonging to the sayd vicaridge consistinge of many Rooms was wholely burnt and demolished by Certaine Spanish Invaders aboute the yeare 1595, of which sayd house some parte was Reedifyed and some parte left ever since to ruines......

The Case of the Drowned Horse   (28 January 1932)

Walking over from Sheffield to Kerris for his day’s work in the fields, young Willie Wallis hears something unusual. “I thought it was funny sound”, he will explain later. It’s coming from a distance, from way over by the old Snell’s quarry.

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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>St Michael's Mount from the Coast Path by Penzance station., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

St Michael's Mount from the Coast Path by Penzance station.

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>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>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