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State Scholarship Plaque

Wooden State Scholarship plaque awarded to Edward David Appleby of Penzance Grammar School in 1951, to enable him to attend University College, London, to study Zoology.

Acquisition date: 2018-02-07

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Tennis Challenge Shield, Girls Grammar School, 1918-1954

Circular shield awarded to pupils at the Penzance Girls Grammar school between 1918 and 1954. Presented by Mrs Salmon. Probably Newlyn copper central design. 1918-1931 includes the names of the winners; 1932-1954 includes only House names.

Acquisition date: 2017-11-16

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Commemorative Glass Tumbler

Heavy based glass tumbler commemorating 100 years of Newlyn Board School, 1879-1979.

Acquisition date: 2017-11-16

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Part Coffee Set, Coffee Pot And Lid

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Part Coffee Set, Sugar Bowl

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Part Coffee Set, Coffee Mug

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Part Coffee Set, Coffee Mug

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Part Coffee Set, Coffee Mug

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Part Coffee Set, Saucer

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Part Coffee Set, Saucer

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Part Coffee Set, Saucer

Pottery coffee pot, 3 mugs with 3 saucers and a sugar bowl made by Eric Leaper. Green and blue stripes against a black glaze.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-16

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Souvenir Teapot And Lid

White souvenir teapot and lid with gold trim and transfer of the Logan Rock, c.1906, which belonged to A.O. McDowell, MRCVS, and family who lived in Penzance 1906-1910.

Acquisition date: 2017-08-02

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Wedding Dress

Silk brocade, pale pink with floral design and lace detailing

Acquisition date: 2017-07-05

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Wedding Shoes

Cream silk shoes, with a small heel and a silk bow on the front. Small size. Worn with wedding dress PEZPH.2017.19. The silk at the backs of the shoes has shattered/shredded. There is a small round label attached to the inside of one heel which reads 4/11 (presumably the price).

Acquisition date: 2017-07-05

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Handwritten Letter And Envelope Written By Munnings

Letter and envelope from Munnings to Evelyn Stallybrass (nee Hicks), dated 6 January 1958. She was born in 1895 and lived in Newlyn, and was friends with many of the Lamorna artists. She married twice, her married names were Stallybrass, then Moorley.

Acquisition date: 2017-04-10

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Handwritten Letter And Envelope Written By Munnings

Letter and envelope from Munnings to Evelyn Moorley (nee Hicks), dated 9 January 1958. She was born in 1895 and lived in Newlyn, and was friends with many of the Lamorna artists. She married twice, her married names were Stallybrass, then Moorley.

Acquisition date: 2017-04-10

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Handwritten Letter And Envelope Written By Laura Knight

Letter and envelope from Laura Knight to Evelyn Moorley (nee Hicks), dated 19.2.1936. She was born in 1895 and lived in Newlyn, and was friends with many of the Lamorna artists. She married twice, her married names were Stallybrass, then Moorley.

Acquisition date: 2017-04-10

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Commemorative Dish From The Count House Restaurant, Christmas 1978

Commemorative dish from the Count House Restaurant, Botallack, Christmas 1978, with an engine house in the centre, and inscription around the rim. Designed by John Miller and made by Michael Truscott for Ann Long who ran the restaurant.

Acquisition date: 2017-02-14

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Pottery Wine Goblet

Pottery wine goblet with white glaze bowl and blue glaze on stem and foot. Made by Michael Truscott in the late 1970s.

Acquisition date: 2017-02-14

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Penwith District Council Chairman's Chain of Office And Box

Silver chain of office made up of 26 roundels with the letter "P" in the central shield, joined by links of chain, with a large medallion with "Penwith District Council" and "Chairman" around the edge, with the crest of the District Council and the motto "Kensa ha Dewetha" underneath. Hallmarked on reverse.

Acquisition date: 2016-10-05

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Penwith District Council Chairman's Consort's Badge And Box

Silver and enamel badge of office on blue ribbon, inscribed "Penwith District Council, Chairman's Consort", in a box, together with a spare yellow ribbon. Hallmarked on reverse.

Acquisition date: 2016-10-05

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Christening Cup

A decorated cream earthenware and slipware cup by Aller Vale pottery with "William H.P. Killick, Penzance, born April 3rd 1905" on one side, and a floral decoration on the other. On the base is marked "Aller Vale 100 NI". 100 is the pottery reference for shape, and NI is the decorated pattern reference. The cup may have had a matching saucer originally.

Acquisition date: 2016-09-14

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Spring Concerts, St. John's Hall, Penzance, 1944

Programme for the Spring Concert at St. John's Hall on Friday 11th May 1946, by the Penzance Orchestral Society, with a list of subscribers and names of the full orchestra.

Acquisition date: 2016-09-14

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Programme of 190th And 191st Concerts, St. John's Hall, Penzance, 1965

Programme for the Penzance Orchestral Society Concert at St. John's Hall on Friday 26th November 1965

Acquisition date: 2016-09-14

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Programme of 218th Concert, St. John's Hall, Penzance, 1973

Programme for the Penzance Orchestral Society Concert at St. John's Hall on Friday 30th November 1973, with full details of orchestra.

Acquisition date: 2016-09-14

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