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Discussion in 'Penwith Industries' started by Halfhidden, Feb 19, 2016.

By Halfhidden on Feb 19, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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    Penzance was not without newspapers in those days. They were: "Penzance Gazette," 1839; "Penzance Journal," 1848; "Cornish Telegraph,' 1850, that merged in the "Cornishman" Co. Other industries were, paper mills at Castle Horneck, a woollen cloth factory, between the orchard and Alverton House (Early in the 19th century). A pottery in Cornwall Terrace, worked by Mr. Slooman. Dying works run by Mr. Cara in Chapel Street, and the candle factories of Messrs. Higgs, Bodilly and Bromley, where tallow candles, known as "dips," were made mostly for miners' use. Higgs' factory was removed from the Weeths to Gulval, where Messrs. Bazeley carried on for some time. Messrs. Bazeley also had an ice factory at Gulval.

    Miners hats were made in early days in a factory at the Abbey Slip, while Messrs. Michell, and Smith in more recent times, had factories behind their shops in Market Place and The Terrace. Lime kilns for burning lime, were situated at the bottom of Jennings Lane (Messrs. Davy) and at the Battery (Messrs. Cornish). Lime for agricultural purposes was brought in vessels which discharged their cargoes on the sand at Laregan, to be fetched away in carts. This was done to escape Quay dues.


Discussion in 'Penwith Industries' started by Halfhidden, Feb 19, 2016.

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