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Wedding At Gulval Church, 1965

Wedding photograph taken at Gulval Church with bride and groom with the Reverend Douglas Pett, together with a presentation cover and a handwritten note. Note that the bridal car is right outside the church porch.

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Wedding of Mr N.H.W. Palmer And Miss E.H. Joyce At Gulval Church.

Members of the Penzance Tennis Club form a guard of honour with their racquets for their Captain and Honorary Secretary. Far left: John Leity; Second left: Brian Thomas; Far right: Betty Laity; second right: Joan Thomas; third right (slightly hidden): Helen Thomas.

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Wedding On The Mount

Mrs Jago of Marazion is being carried from the Church to the Causeway in a sedan chair on St Michaels Mount after the wedding of her son.

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Welcome To Porthgwarra

This photograph was taken either by Garfield Hall or Harry Penhaul for the local tourist guide in the 1950s. The keyhole was drilled through the rock by local miners to make access to the slipway behind easier for the inshore fishermen.

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Welcoming The Fleet To Penzance

The Western Union Fleet anchored in Mounts Bay from 30 June to 4 July 1949. With 109 units of the combined Western Union Fleet in Mounts Bay, thousands of visitors came to Penzance to see the ships – and the girls turned up at the harbour for a closer look at the sailors. For the first time, British, French, Dutch and Belgian warships took part in a combined naval exercise under an over-all-command. Here, 7 girls sitting on the harbour wall and dressed for a hot summer's day, greet 11 British sailors. The bikini, second left, was a new item of fashion. The 2 girls on the right are dressed identically down to the peep toe shoes.

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Wesley Rock Chapel

Situated in Heamoor, north of Penzance, the pulpit of the present chapel stands on a rock which was in the centre of common land in the village where John Wesley is said to have preached. A marble tablet is attached to the rock confirming this story. The Chapel pictured here was built in 1842 on land given by the late Harry Pengelly. The chapel has since been rebuilt.

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Wesleyan Church, St Just

To the left of the title can be seen a name card for the person renting that particular pew. This Wesleyan Chapel at St Just in Penwith was built in 1833, the north side finished in 1841, on mining waste ground. It was enlarged in 1860, renovated in 1930. It can seat 1,000 but on the day of its opening, upwards of 1,200 people attended the service. The design is standard. Originally it was intended that the street outside should be made up of houses of grand design and proportion to provide a suitable approach to the Chapel. The ceiling rose is an air vent. In 2014 this Chapel is still open.

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West Cornwall College, Penzance, 1926

School photograph of the pupils and teachers of West Cornwall College, Penzance, 1926.

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West Cornwall Hospital At Christmas, Fun With Mistletoe.

Dr Phillips (right) laughs as the Sister from the Maternity Ward is seized by a man standing beneath the mistletoe

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West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance

The eight bedded West Cornwall Infirmary and Dispensary opened on the site of the former prison and workhouse in 1871. A mark below the third chimney to the right says 1905 but a new hospital building was opened in 1907. In 1929 it was renamed the West Cornwall Hospital. Union Terrace was demolished in 1961 to make way for the Pendarves Flat complex.

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West Cornwall In The Spring

A lady kneels by a stream or a pond holding a bush which is flourishing. Penhaul took many photographs for Penzance tourism guides. Penzance was promoted as a tourist area from Napoleonic times; it was helped by the advent of the railway; it was advertised as a place for all year around holidays because of its mild climate.

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West Door To The Castle

The West door to the castle on St Michaels Mount. This used to be the main entrance.

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West Drive At Penlee

The west drive at Penlee in Summer. The trees are in full leaf.

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West Ham Football Club Comes To Penzance!

Pictured are Sir Trevor Brooking; Steve Ford; Jerry Gazzard; George Ford; Mr Opie, Chairman of Penzance AFC; Clary Rowe; Jack Stephens

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West of England Redwing Championships In Mounts Bay

The Redwing is a classic klinker built dinghy with Bermuda rig, no spinnaker but with a trapeze and a crew of two. The length is 4.27 metres (14' ). The first eight, designed by Uffa Fox, were built in 1938. Looe Sailing Club has a fleet of them.

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West of England Redwing Championships In Mounts Bay

The Redwing is a classic klinker built dinghy with Bermuda rig, no spinnaker but with a trapeze and a crew of two. The length is 4.27 metres (14' ). The first eight, designed by Uffa Fox, were built in 1938. In 2012 Looe Sailing Club has a fleet of them.

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West of England Sailing Championship In Mounts Bay

'Osprey' and 'Redwing' sailing boats off St Michaels Mount

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West Pier, St Ives, C.1920s

From left to right are a topsail schooner, West Pier which is being used as a car park, motor gigs, West Pier, lifeboat house, Parish Church, Tommy Thomas's boatyard and Wharf Road which was completed in 1922.

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West Side Garden At Penlee House

A photograph of the flower beds at Penlee, to the west side of the house.

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West Side of Penlee House

Photograph of the west side of Penlee House, looking south towards the house. The house is covered in Virginia Creeper which dates the period to around the 1930s.

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West Side of Penlee House, Looking North Towards The Walled Garden.

Photograph of the west side of Penlee House, looking north towards the walled garden.

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West View of Penlee House

A photograph of Penlee House (west side), with the lawn in front. In the right hand window of the drawing room can be seen Marion Mudge, nee Branwell, third daughter of JR and Elizabeth Branwell, who lived at Penlee House. A manual lawnmower stands in the foreground with a wicker basket.

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West View of Penlee House

A photograph of Penlee House (west side), with the gardens in front. A lady stands to the left at a distance, possibly Laura Branwell, eldest daughter of JR and Elizabeth Branwell, who lived at Penlee House.

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Western Hunt Meet At Gulval, 1971

Meet of the Western Hunt at Gulval with Mayor and Mayoress of Penzance, Dr and Mrs WJ Turney

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