Archive | February 2013

Thursday 28th February 2013

So much to tell you:

We had another fine, cold week with NO rain and this rate we will have a hosepipe ban in April.  Considering the cold weather so much is flowering in the garden:tulips, snowdrops, daffodils and azzeleas. 

I did not manage to do any swimming of Battery Rocks, Pz, this week,because the tides were all wrong and it is no fun climbing all over the rocks after you have been swimming in sea temperatures of below 10 degrees C.

Other interesting bits happening is a talk at Marazion Community Centre, 9th March 230pm,  about Michael & Mary Leylines.  These were dowsed by Hamish originally.

Or OCS at St.Buryan Village Hall , 4th March 730pm, Talk by Alan Cox about Cornish Personalities.




What a great day for History 51. The Cornish Women’s Index is shaping up really well; we talked about school resources for learning about Alice De Lisle – Patroness of Penzance and we were privileged to listen to three songs written about Alice by local folk musicians, including singing the original 1332 charter! It was magical. We think we should have a History 51 folk album! We are  all working to recognise Alice De Lisle as a one of the woman in Cornwall who broke through the glass ceiling. lol

Last, but not least, my guided tours of Penzance Town start on St.Piran Day. Wish me enough
See you next week

Penzance half term

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Well, it has been a fabolous week, because it has not rained. The sun shone more or less every day with a ferocious wind blowing bringing the chill factor way down. This did not stop me for going for a quick swim at Battery Rocks with about a dozend other swimmers. Apparently the sea temperature was about 12 degrees. It was cold.

Wind and sunshine dried the field and footpath out and on Sunday I hiked FP 52 in St.Buryan Parish, which would make a nice circular walk if the farmer had not decided to block one stile off , saying it was not on the fp map. I have been contesting it for nearly 3 years now, because I walked it for 25 years and was never told it was not on the map.

But now I want to tell you about a few things that are happening in Penzance. Have you been to the Caravan Cafe yet on the prom. Food is fantastic and reasonable prices. Weather permitting the are most days there towards Wherry Town. You can image that a few hundred years ago mineworks were out to sea. Yes, the cornish built a mine out to sea and you can find it under Wherrytown Mine, Penzance

Mother’s Day Events are happening all over Penwith, too many to mention them all.

Cornwall’s Gardens are now at their best. To find one close to where you are go to www,

There is live music at the Old Coastguard in Mousehole on Saturday at 2pm and at First and Last, Sennen, at 9pm

St.Piran’s Day celebration at St.Buryan village hall on 5th March

St.Peter’s Church Hall, Newlyn, is also holding a St.Piran’s Day celebration on Saturday 2nd March at 730pm


Thursday 14th Feb 2013

Gorgious weather today. Sunny, hardly any wind, just the type of day Penwith excells in. The promenade was packed with people enjoying the sunshine. Strollers and serious walkers. Penwith can look forward to a lovely week end. We have been promised sunshine until Tuesday.

Penlee Museum has a Troika exhibition and Saturday is free. They also have the Golden Orb on permenant display. A pre historic piece of jewellery that was found near Hayle and lay hidden in V&A for nearly  200 years.  BUT NOW IT IS BACK IN PENWITH.

Coldstreamer Inn, Gulval have an exhibition by Elaine Oxtoby

Tregwainton Tea Room, Madron an exhibition by local artists.

Newlyn Centre has an Archive Day on the 2nd March

And sadly to say that St.Ives is introducing a dog ban on it’s beaches and roadworks for a new supermarked are going to start on the A30 in Penzance in April . Not the most welcoming for the visitors

Sunday 11th February 2013

This is going to be the weekly blog from the tour guide of the beautiful town Penzance, Cornwall, UK. I will keep you up to date with all the bits and pieces that are interesting to our visitors, be it events, shows etc.

It will not be always on a Sunday, but definitely towards the end of the week except if I think there is something you really ought to know instantly.


Welcome to Penzance, Cornwall

Penzance is the most southwesterly town in Cornwall. It name stems from Pens Ans: Holy Headland. This relates to a chapel that stood where now St. Antony’s Garden are (roughly) in the ancient times.

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