Porthleven Museum - Our History

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Porthleven Pig Club 1949

Cornish Champions at Bath and West Show 1950 T G RICHARDS

Newspaper cutting of DEATH of Richard Kitto RICHARDS in Transvaal 1911

News papers cuttings reporting on illness and death of John TREGEMBO

Obituary of Marjorie HALL in Falmouth Packet

Postcard of Gartul Point and Breageside with boats.

Keeper's Cottage, Penrose, Porthleven

Porthleven Telegraph Office opens to the Public 01 Oct 1879.

The first telegram was despatched by Mr Rogers of Penrose.

Mary Anne Eddy TOY nee HOSKING, outside her husband's net loft in Mounts Road,  holding her grandaughter Rosemary TOY c1942. 

Mr LAITY of Sunset Farm falls from waggon and sustains compound fracture.

Gwennie's and herhusband lived in Mount's Road. Gwennie's husband, Willie TOY built a cafe for her on the land in front of their house and beside his own workshop. It was right on top of the cliff near BLUE BUOY.

Family photo of coastguard George Henry BOX.

Rescuers praised by coroner at Helston

Part of Alfie Pascoe's life time collection











Part of Alfie Pascoe's life time records

Dr Elliston - View




A brief history of Paul Rosewarn's life including his WW1 experience having been awarded the DCM for the heroic part he played in the capture of a German machine gun nest in Belgium.

On Paul's return to Porthleven he established the first charabanc transport system in West Cornwall.

Read the family's memorabilia