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Overlooking the Old Pier at Newlyn, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Overlooking the Old Pier at Newlyn, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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Newlyn, a view from Larrigan, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Newlyn, a view from Lariggan where the fields are divided into plots which was a common practice when growing early crops like violets, anenomes, daffodils, broccoli and potatoes. The arrival of the railway service meant that these crops could be sent to bigger and more distant markets.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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The Queen's Hotel, Esplanade, Penzance. One of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

The Queen's Hotel, Esplanade, Penzance. One of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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The Esplanade, Penzance, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

The Esplanade, Penzance before the promenade was built - from opposite the bottom of Queen Street showing the Queen's Hotel, complete with observatory and flag. To the right of the hotel is Drew's Serpentine Works. Note the breakwaters which helped retain sand for the beach and the comparatively low level of the railing before the promenade was built. The chimney stack to the left is Wherrytown Serpentine Works and the stack to the right is Bodilly's Mill. You can see what is now the Beachfield Hotel with Wherrytown to its right. Points of interest are the brush on the ground, the clean if poorly maintained pavement, the metal fencing in front of the properties and the street lamp.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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Public Buildings, Penzance one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Public Buildings - Penzance completed in 1867 by the Public Buildings Company. Note the flat roof, the fountain in the forecourt, flower bed, fencing, gates and grass to the left side - seemingly a summer's day with the windows open and the roller blinds drawn. There is a path and wall all around the building. Above the top step is the largest piece of granite ever quarried. The gate and entrance to the left is to the Royal Geological Museum of Cornwall. The centre incorporates Alverne Hall and St John's Concert Hall on the ground floor which had a balcony with the stage the opposite end to the Hall as it is now. The Natural History Museum was housed in the left of the building with the Council Chamber, Municipal Offices with Police entrance to the side. Various uses were made of the basement, including, prison cells and a reading room. Note also the fencing on the other side of the road which appears to be above the level of the garden.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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Penzance from Newlyn, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Penzance from Newlyn, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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Penzance from Lescudjack, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Penzance from Lescudjack, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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Penzance from Alexandra Terrace, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album.Penzance from

Penzance from Alexandra Terrace. Note what appears to be a flagpole to the right of the white house; houses to the right comprise Wherrytown which was demolished in the 20th century because the sea regularly flooded this area. The houses on the extreme right were known as Coastguards Row. Behind them is the indoor bathing pool and Cafe Marina which was demolished in the 1920s. Mennaye Farm is in the centre of the picture. To the left of the middle of the picture is the bell tower of St Mary's Church which is a landmark for seafarers. The timber yard has caravans at the far end and is now the site of the Co-op and Lidlls with the Boating Pool where the trees are. Note also the portico at the rear of the four-storey building beyond the houses.

Acquisition date: 2005-11-03

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Photograph showing various aspects of Mazey Day celebrations spanning five years.

The Mock Mayor, complete with crown, cloak, body armour and apparently riding on a papier mache charger. There is writing on the 'ermine' edged cloak. There is a clothes stall behind her.

Acquisition date: 2005-09-06

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Photograph showing various aspects of Mazey Day celebrations spanning five years.

Four young ladies with lightly painted faces in white tops and trousers with wide coloured sashes and elbow pads

Acquisition date: 2005-09-06

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