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Lazybank Lazy Bank a narrow steep incline of almost scrubland in between the back of Bay View Terrace and in front of Peverell Road.
Womens Institute 1925. Surnames mentioned: Mrs Rogers (Penrose), Mrs Rowe (Treeza)
First World War Centenary of start - POrthleven graves cleaned up
Moonflower Chinese Takeaway and Post Office, Fore Street, Cornwall April 2017
Amateur Dramatics 1926-27 HMS Pinafore Porthleven Church
Newspaper Report of concern for Ship Concord - Captain Edwin Pascoe
Lifeguard Hut being lowered into position from Mounts Road, onto Blue Buoy Steps above the beach 23 June 2016.
The lorry delivering this lifeguard apparatus has to reverse all the way down Shrubberies Hill requiring great skill and stamina from the driver. At the end of the season the process has to be reversed as the weather is too severe to leave the unit in position throughout the winter...
Sithney 15th August 1780
The Will of One John Richards lately Deced, Proved in Common form before the Revd Mr John Fisher Clerk Bachelor of Arts Surrogate Etc And Admion of the Goods etc of the said Deced...
Peter Treloar KITCHEN (1817-1899) kept a journal from 1833 till a few weeks before his death in 1899.
The first part of the journal contains details of deaths, often with some added information and often with a 4-line text beneath the death details.
Shrubberies Housing Development
see location at https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/50.08295/-5.31106
This book of reference dated 1868 relates to the harbour, Harbour and Dock and Acts of Parliament.
Copies of original documents.
Obituary for Doctor GWD Reeves in British Medical Journal 04 Dec 1976
This is the image of some of the members of the WI sometime in the 1940s.
Do you know who they are?
Minutes for the 1869 Act of Parliamnet Porthleven Harbour
The Act contains over 150 pages and may take a while to load.
Part of the history of the Wreck of the Anson leading to the development of Porthleven...
Visits by Ships - extract from A|lfie Pascoe's Life time records