THIS week’s selection of extracts from The Commercial, Shipping & General Advertiser, The Penryn & Falmouth Advertiser and The Borough Times, supplied by Penryn Museum.

From 1867:

On Monday last a number of the gentlemen of Penryn met in the Library of the Mechanics’ Institute, for the purpose of making arrangements for holding a regatta on Penryn River this summer. Messrs Shares and J R Rowe Jun were appointed Cons Secs, and £17 10s was collected in the room.

From 1923:

Allegations of overcrowding on motor omnibuses were made by the vice-chairman (Mr P Strongman), at a meeting of Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday. Mr Strongman stated that on the previous Saturday one of the buses from Penryn had 30 people aboard, and was absolutely crowded. Mr F Horder remarked that on Sunday there were 52 persons in the Great Western Railway bus, which was only licensed to carry something like 30.

After lying on the beach near Falmouth Foundry for nearly three years, the ex-enemy steamer Prinz Hubertus has been re-sold to a German firm for breaking up. The Prinz Hubertus is a large cargo steamer of several thousand tons, and last year broke adrift during a heavy gale, and was brought up just in time to prevent her running down a Falmouth tugboat and other boats.

A daring robbery was perpetrated at Falmouth Railway Station on Thursday evening, when about £8 was taken from the booking office till. Entrance was evidently attained over the high partition which encloses the booking office. The booking clerk left the office at 6.15pm and on his return from tea at 6.45pm he found that the till had been opened and the amount stated taken.

In order to advertise the chewing gum which is supplied to the Penryn Rugby Football Club by Victor Roderick, a free sample packet will be presented to everyone who visits the ground tomorrow (Saturday) to witness the match between Penryn and Penzance. This is the original and famous Wrigley’s P K Chewing Gum and may be purchased at The Cinema Toffee Stores at the low price of 1d per packet.

Penryn Crusaders met Flushing Juniors Reserves at Trefusis last Saturday and won a splendid game by 3 goals to 1. Richards (2) and Pearce scored for the Crusaders and Instance for Flushing. Tomorrow the Crusaders meet Penryn Council Old Boys at Enys and will be represented by Rundle, Pellow, Burleigh, Jago, Jewell (capt), Bassett, Trengove, Pearce, Richards, McLeod and E Preston.