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Background imagePenzance Collection: The Egyptian House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1974

The Egyptian House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1974
A view of the Egyptian House in Chapel Street. The Egyptian House was created between 1834 and 1837 by bookseller John Lavin who sold maps, guides and stationery

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Egyptian House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1974

The Egyptian House, Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1974
A view of the Egyptian House in Chapel Street. The Egyptian House was designed between 1834 and 1837 for bookseller John Lavin who sold maps, guides and stationery

Background imagePenzance Collection: Mending Nets, West Cornwall Fisheries Exhibition, Penzance, Cornwall

Mending Nets, West Cornwall Fisheries Exhibition, Penzance, Cornwall. 29th August to 9th September 1884
A posed group of eight women wearing traditional costumes and carrying out tasks associated with the fishing industry. The handwritten caption underneath reads Costumes of Fish Women at Penzance

Background imagePenzance Collection: Onion man, Penzance, Cornwall. 1898

Onion man, Penzance, Cornwall. 1898
Onion Man (known as an Onion Johnny, if from France) with children and an employee of T.F. Hosking, manure, seed etc. merchant

Background imagePenzance Collection: Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s

Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s
A number of ladies are dressed in 1920s fashions and three Girl Guides are in uniform. Large palm trees are bordering the path

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900
A view on a hand coloured slide of the nearly deserted Promenade looking east towards the Church of St Mary the Virgin. Hand coloured slide by W. C. Hughes. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view towards the Church of St Mary the Virgin from the corner of Chapel Street and Quay Street. General Merchants, J. Hosking is on the right

Background imagePenzance Collection: Chyandour, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Chyandour, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view looking east along the road above the railway station. There are some horses with riders in mid picture. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900

St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900
St Johns Hall, from the east end. A large group of people are standing outside the building including several children and a policeman. Building began in 1864 and was completed in 1867

Background imagePenzance Collection: Front view of St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1965

Front view of St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1965
Building of St Johns Hall began in 1864 and was completed in 1867. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Background imagePenzance Collection: Fishing boats, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900

Fishing boats, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900
A hand coloured slide of several luggers leaving Penzance with sails hoisted, probably in the early morning. Hand coloured slide by W.C. Hughes, Brewster House, London. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: Fishing boats, Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall. Undated

Fishing boats, Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall. Undated
Mounts Bay fishing boats setting sail in calm water. Hand coloured slide to give the impression of night. Photographer: Gibson

Background imagePenzance Collection: Quay Street and Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900

Quay Street and Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1900
A stereoscopic view looking up Quay Street to the bottom of Chapel Street towards the Church of St Mary the Virgin. The Harbour Office in the left foreground with The Dolphin

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1910

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1910
A view looking west from the Mounts Bay Hotel. Curnow the Fruiterer can be seen beyond the Queens Hotel. A horse drawn carriage transports people in the foreground while a number of horse drawn carts

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. After 1935

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. After 1935
A view towards the bathing pool with the Marine Hotel in the distance. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: Steamer coaling, Penzance Harbour, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Steamer coaling, Penzance Harbour, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A close up of steamer coaling at the quay. Photographer: Photographer: A.W.N

Background imagePenzance Collection: Harbour Office and Dolphin Tavern, The Quay, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1883

Harbour Office and Dolphin Tavern, The Quay, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1883
The name John T. Bray is above the door and John Thomas Bray was landlord of the Dolphin Tavern in 1883. Photographer: Gibson & Son

Background imagePenzance Collection: Alverton Street, looking east towards Green Market, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Alverton Street, looking east towards Green Market, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A man is driving a horse and cart towards Market House. People are walking along the busy street. Shop signs include Houlsons Haircutting and Shampooing Rooms, A G Pool, Wine and Spirit Merchant

Background imagePenzance Collection: The fountain lawn, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. 3rd June 1904

The fountain lawn, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. 3rd June 1904
Morrab Gardens looking towards St Marys Place and St Marys Terrace. Two ladies and a man are standing to the right hand side of the fountain

Background imagePenzance Collection: Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s

Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s
Top of Market Jew Street with Humphrey Davys statue in the mid ground

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A stereoscopic view of the Promenade looking east towards the Church of St Mary the Virgin. The Mounts Bay Hotel is on the near left, together with the Lizard Serpentine Depot

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1910

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Around 1910
A view looking east towards the Church of St Mary the Virgin from the Lizard Serpentine Works shop. The Queens Hotel is on the near left with the Mounts Bay Hotel beyond. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Egyptian House, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s

The Egyptian House, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s
Chapel Street, with The Egyptian House foreground right, looking towards St Marys Church. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s

Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s
View up Market Jew Street towards the Market House with the statue of Sir Humphrey Davy in front. Sir Humphrey Davy was born in Penzance in 1778 and became President of the Royal Society

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. 1905-1910

The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. 1905-1910
Ships in the floating dock seen from Wharf Road looking over the northern arm of the dock. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s

The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s
The harbour with a steamer at the quay in the middle distance. St Marys church is in the background. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

St Johns Hall, Alverton Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
St Johns Hall, from the west. Building began in 1864 and was completed in 1867. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably around 1910

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably around 1910
The Promenade looking east back towards central Penzance from outside The Lizard Serpentine Works. The Queens Hotel is on the near left with the Mounts Bay Hotel beyond

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Promenade looking west towards Newlyn. The Mounts Bay Hotel is in the foreground with The Lizard Serpentine Works and Drews Serpentine Works behind. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably between 1905-1910

Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably between 1905-1910
Top of Market Jew Street with Humphrey Davys statue in the mid ground. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imagePenzance Collection: Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably between 1905-1910

Town centre, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably between 1905-1910
Top of Market Jew Street with Humphrey Davys statue in the mid ground. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Three masted barquentine sunk in Penzance harbour. Thought to be a Baltic vessel. The salvage vessel is SS Greencastle and in the background can be seen St Michaels Mount

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably around 1910

The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall. Probably around 1910
The Promenade looking east back towards central Penzance. St Marys Church is in the distance. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imagePenzance Collection: The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s

The Harbour, Penzance, Cornwall. 1900s
Central Penzance from the docks with St Marys church in the background. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Distant view of Penzance taken from Long Rock. Part of the A.K. Hamilton Jenkin collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: South African war memorial, Penlee Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

South African war memorial, Penlee Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
South African war memorial, 1899-1902, with a sculpture of a soldier with head bowed and holding a rifle. Inscription reads

Background imagePenzance Collection: Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Possible view up Chapel Street or New Street. Part of the A.K. Hamilton Jenkin collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imagePenzance Collection: Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall. Early 1900s
General view over Mounts Bay from hill above Penlee, Newlyn. Penzance is in the middle distance. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imagePenzance Collection: Penzance Harbour, Cornwall. 1920s

Penzance Harbour, Cornwall. 1920s
View of Penzance harbour with a steamer at the Quay and St Marys church behind. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots


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