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"Around Lands End"

Tourist guide book

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"Mount" Penny Issued By West Wheal Fortune Mine

"Mount" penny issued by West Wheal Fortune Mine. "Cornish Mount One Penny Token" surrounding St. Michael's Mount, on reverse "One Penny Token West Wheal Fortune" surrounding feathers and crown with "ICH DIEN".

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"Penwith Peninsula Project" With Logo

Booklet entitled "Penwith Peninsular Project" and is designed to bring together business, tourism and community; to conserve and enhance the unique landscape and identity of the Penwith Peninsula

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"Penzance And District Guide"

Tourist guide book to Penzance

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"Penzance On The Cornish Riviera"

Tourist guide book for Penzance

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"Shorelines" Magazine of Penwith District Council - Final Issue February 2009

Glossy magazine celebrating 35 years of Penwith District Council as the District Council is replaced by a unitary authority

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"St. Ives Guide"

Tourist guide book for St Ives

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'Dear Old Cornwall' Photographic Guide Book

Dear Old Cornwall Booklet featuring photgraphs of Cornwall. Green cover with block print of Gurnard's Head in black. Published by the Homeland Association Ltd. of London. Priced 1d net. Has an advertisement for Trelawney 'Silent-Guide' tours on reverse.

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'Freemen Sanders Diesel' Tractor Plaque

Metal plaque with raised letters and green painted background.

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'Post-It' Notes

Small pad of sticky 'Post-It' notelets, bearing the logo of Penwith Disctrict Council. Approximately 15 sheets left on the pad.

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'The Penwithian' Newsletter

Newsletter procuced by Penzance County School (Boys Grammar School).Issue number 2. Twenty pages. Contains photograph of the Headmaster, taken by Gibson, Penzance (page loose). Easter 1911. School shield and motto on cover, 'Penzance County School Easter 1911' written at bottom. Grey and red cover.

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'The Penwithian' Newsletter

Newsletter produced by Penzance County School (Boys Grammar School).Issue number 25. Forty pages. Christmas 1918. School shield and motto on cover, 'Penzance County School Christmas 1918' written at bottom. Green cover.

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'The Penwithian' Newsletter

Newsletter procuced by Penzance County Grammar School for Boys. Issue number 81. Thirty five pages. Spring 1956. School shield and motto on cover, 'Penzance County Grammar School for Boys Spring 1956 No.81' written at bottom. Adverts at back of pamphlet. Yellow and red cover.

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'Voice For Cornwall' Flyer

A5 paper flyer advertising a public meeting at St John's Hall, Penzance on Wednesday 24th October 2007, regarding 'One Cornwall' - the proposal to abolish Cornwall's district councils in favour of a single, centralised unitary authority. It presents a number of figures suggesting the government has 'disregarded' public opinion. 'Voice for Cornwall' a non-political group of local people, invite people to attend the meeting to lend their support for the 'wish to challenge the assumption that our voice does not matter'.

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1 Crysede Piece of Fabric

Crysede piece of fabric

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1 Crysede Piece of Fabric

Crysede piece of fabric

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1 Crysede Piece of Fabric

Crysede piece of fabric

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1 Crysede Piece of Fabric

Crysede piece of fabric

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1 Crysede Piece of Fabric

Crysede piece of fabric

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13 Small Identical Cornwall Constabulary Uniform Buttons

13 small identical Cornwall Constabulary uniform buttons, probably worn on cuffs. They belonged to Chief Constable Frederick George Beale. He was the last Chief Constable of Penzance and Isles of Scilly Police force before the Borough Police were merged and became Cornwall Constabulary.

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150th Anniversary Railway Mug

Burgundy mug with white writing celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Penzance to Truro railway 1852-2002. Also celebrating the first refurbished '150' class Wessex Train on September 16th 2002.

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150th Anniversary Railway Poster

Poster with black writing celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Penzance to Truro railway 1852-2002. 'Penzance 150' Celebrations in burgundy. Also celebrating the first refurbished '150' class Wessex Train on September 16th 2002, to be unveiled at 1pm. Has a timetable for the train, advertising free travel on that day. The West Cornwall Railway Company 1846 logo -top left; lithographic picture of Penzance station -top right; in between is a picture of two carriages.

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150th Anniversary Railway Ticket

Pink ticket with black writing for free travel on the refurbished '150 class' Wessex Train on September 16th 2002. In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Penzance to Truro railway 1852-2002. 'Penzance 150' Celebrations in silver. The West Cornwall Railway Company 1846 logo -top left; lithographic picture of Penzance station -top right; in between is a picture of two carriages. Information about the opening and dinner that was held in 1852 on right hand side of ticket.

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2 Foolscap Envelopes, Brown With Black Edge

2 unused foolscap mourning envelopes, brown with black borderline edging of 2mm width. On the reverse flap is printed in black capitals : 'Town Clerk, / Penzance'. These were used during official mourning, for example, when George VI died in 1952.

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