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The tanning industry

Discussion in 'Penwith Industries' started by Halfhidden, Feb 19, 2016.

By Halfhidden on Feb 19, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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    THE TANNING INDUSTRY. Chy an dour, too, was formerly the tannery owned by the Messrs. Bolitho. In addition to local hides, their ships brought foreign hides, and these would be caned from the beach at Ponsandane, where the ships would run in on the sand and discharge at low water. Then there was Cunnack's tan yard near the Victoria Hotel (later renamed the Railway Hotel in 1935 and today known as the longboat Hotel), and also in the 17th century, a tan yard stood in the ground between John Batten's house, in Chapel Street and New Street, and was owned by a man named Roberts. Cunnack’s were also curriers, and later on this trade was carried on by Messrs. J. H. Rowe, W. Richards and Son, Lanyon and Edmonds. Then there were the shoemakers, a numerous company, sufficiently important to have a special benefit society of their own. They conducted much their business from stalls in the streets, a form of trade much vogue for that century in Penzance.
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