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Picture Penzance archives

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Mar
28
Forming a ring on the outer edges of the ancient borough bounds of Penzance are a remarkable number of fine mansions and villas. Some are ancient, medieval sites, some the product of the money to be made from tin, trade or banking in the 18th and 19th centuries when Penzance was one of the...
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Mar
24
Don`t all rush at once lol
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Mar
22
Mar
20
They used to be (they didn't used to be)

Mar
13
February 1908
The stringency in the butter market continues, and on Tuesday 18th Feb 1908 one of the largest wholesale dealers in London quoted 150s 6d per cwt. for best fresh and realised it. Such a price has never before been obtained within the memory of the oldest living butter-man. "For the...
Mar
13
At the meeting of Penzance Town Council, this Wednesday 14th September 1927, the Markets Committee reported that their meeting on August 23rd, the Chairman (Coun. R. Hall) explained in detail the proposed scheme for converting the whole of the Fish Market and a portion of the Butter Market into...