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wartime penzance

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    BLITZED PENZANCE 867 BOMBS WERE DROPPED IN DISTRICT

    During the severe air blitz on Penzance from 1940 to 1942, the town suffered a loss of 48 houses completely destroyed. 157 seriously damaged but repairable, and 3,752 damaged, a total of 3,957. Altogether 867 bombs of all kinds fell in the Penzance area, and one would have thought there would...
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    NO CASUALTIES AS BOMBS DROP ON PENZANCE

    Monday 19th May 1941 A spot well known for the beauty its scenery was among the varied places in a South West area to receive bombs on Monday night and the early hours of Tuesday morning. Altogether, some twenty five bombs fell, and once again there is a story of no casualties report, though...
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