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Copper on the Rocks in St Ives   (10 December 1846)

Today the Pedn Olva in St Ives is a place with a fine view up to Trevose Head where you might enjoy a scotch on the rocks but on 10 December 1846 it was a ship on the rocks, the Thomas  of St Ives.

A Slave Ship in St Ives   (9 December 1825)

Slave trading in illegal but slavers still sail the seas...

The Loss of the Trevessa   (7 December 1923)

The loss of the Trevessa, a Hain Line ship, happened in a remote area of the Indian Ocean and was followed by 1700 mile voyage to safety in open boats. The final meeting of the investigation into the ship's loss took place 7th December 1923.

Pilchards Aplenty in St Ives   (19 November 1821)

Unpredictable, that's fishing! On 19th November 1821 the St Ives boats went out after herring and they landed the biggest catch of pilchard known up to that time.

Herring Glut at St Ives   (12 November 1823)

Herring! Great numbers of herring, the like of which was scarce known before....

Ship Ablaze off St Ives   (15 October 1824)

Vessel on fire reported off St Ives. Boats manned for rescue attempt…….

A Season of Plenty at St Ives   (11 October 1837)

The 11th October 1837 marked the first appearance of shoals of herring off St Ives for 14 years. It was the first day of a plentiful season....

Hain Elected for St Ives   (5 October 1900)

On 5th October 1900 Edward Hain, fourth of the name of head of  the family shipping business, was elected as M.P. for St Ives.

Buns, Bunting and Bombast in St Ives   (28 September 1884)

It's the "first annual demonstration" of the St Ives, Lelant and Towednack United Conservative Association and Mr Charles Ross M.P. is just arriving at the Malakoff, in a carriage and pair I hasten to add........

Rover Disturbance at St Ives   (8 September 1838)

8th September 1838: Rover burnt in effigy in St Ives, Penrose to blame.

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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>Men-an-Tol., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:


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>Causeway to St Michael's Mount on the ebb tide., Penwith Local History Group<br>The Nine Maidens Stone Circle., Penwith Local History Group