Port Penzance A short strategic and operational history by Professor Neil Hawke LL B, Ph D, FRSA Beginnings This is an illustrated strategic and operational history of the port of Penzance as seen through press coverage and other written sources over the years since Penzance was first regarded as a ‘haven’. Penzance received its first…Continue Reading “Port Penzance”

General Strike of GWR workers

Veronica Kelly returns with the final part of a three-part series looking at the history of the two Great Western Railway housing estates, ‘Little Moscow’ and ‘Moscow Row’ in Cornwall. You can find part 2 here. The first time Green Close tenants took industrial action as a community was in the 1926 General Strike. Four months after both…Continue Reading “Little Moscow and Moscow Row: Part 3”

General Strike of GWR workers

Join Veronica Kelly this month in the continuation of a three-part article looking at the history of the two Great Western Railway housing estates, ‘Little Moscow’ and ‘Moscow Row’ in Cornwall, and their economic and political standings over the years. You can catch last month’s article here. None of the present day privately owned houses, with their…Continue Reading “Little Moscow and Moscow Row: Part 2”

General Strike of GWR workers

This month, we have the first of a three-part article looking at the history of the two Great Western Railway housing estates, ‘Little Moscow’ and ‘Moscow Row’ in Cornwall, and their economic and political standings over the years. Green Close and Chy-An-Mor in Truro and Penzance respectively were two Great Western Railway (GWR) housing estates….Continue Reading “Little Moscow and Moscow Row: Part 1”

This month features a short history of Feock Chapel to coincide with its 150th anniversary. Over the past few centuries Cornish history and Methodism have been intrinsically linked. There are few communities in Cornwall that do not have a Methodist Chapel – whether still used as a Chapel or repurposed into a dwelling or other…Continue Reading “Feock Chapel”

A biographical memoir on author Lamorna Spry’s grandfather and his sister on the fishing riots between Newlyn fishermen and fishermen from East Anglia in 1896. This story is about William Osborne Guy, known to the family as Willie Guy, but whose nickname as a child was ‘Clue’ – nobody could ever tell me why. He was born in…Continue Reading “Newlyn Fishing Riots in 1896”