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Banking Meltdown in Penzance: Part Two The Shareholders' Meeting
(On This Day: 21 December 1896)

The big day arrived on 19th December, we were to find out out what had happened to Batten, Carne to Carne and what plans were now in place to protect our savings. Or were we?

Buns, Bunting and Bombast in St Ives
(On This Day: 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........

Death of Banker
(On This Day: 9 July 1920)

Charles Campbell Ross: Scoundrel, Fantasist or Fool?

Hurrah for Penzance Post Office!
(On This Day: 2 November 1883)

To have the postal service served by by a building which is "second to none of any building of that kind in the west of England" is essential for a civilised town.................

Newlyn South Pier Construction Comences
(On This Day: 29 June 1885)

St Peter’s Feast Day, June 29, 1885. Charles Campbell Ross, MP for St Ives, laid the foundation stone of the new South Pier at Newlyn.

Pink and Blue - Penwith Politics 1880
(On This Day: 27 March 1980)

It’s the last weekend before the election. In the St Ives and Western Divisions, the contest is becoming heated. The contestants have already published lengthy election addresses in the newspapers...................

Playing with Fire in Penzance
(On This Day: 23 June 1879)

As night fell, youths gathered, “vainly endeavouring to assume a very careless air” but with “an anxious manner” and “mysterious protuberances” beneath their coats......

Richard Pentreath born in Mousehole
(On This Day: 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
Sale of the Century: Carne under the Hammer
(On This Day: 17 January 1898)

Charles Ross has left town, the self-appointed liquidator of the affairs of Batten, Carne and Carne has made himself scarce and now his house and possessions are up for sale.

Sergeant Charles Pryor Dies in Mesopotamia
(On This Day: 22 December 1915)

The war aganist the Turks in Mesopotamia claimed the lives of several Pendeen men, among then Charles Pryor of Bojewyan Stennack.

 
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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>Marazion from St Michael's Mount., Penwith Local History Group
This month's featured photograph:

Marazion from St Michael's Mount.

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>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