The story of the small unassuming building next to the lighthouse on Newlyn’s South Pier. It is the Newlyn Tidal Observatory and it houses a simple domed brass bolt set in a recess in the floor, the top of which is the bench mark for all height measurements in mainland Great Britain.
A comprehensive history of the development of the harbour and fishing port of Newlyn which was first recorded as an industrial port in 1435, when Pilchards were the main catch.
A fascinating social record of life in Newlyn from earliest records up until 1946. Covering topics such as: children at play, regattas and aquatic sports, clubs for young people, pageants and carnivals, church and chapel galas and choirs, Newlyn male voice choir, & Newlyn rugby football club.
An illustrated history of the different schools withing the parish of Newlyn.
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