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 March 1920:

At a meeting of the Penryn Lodge of The Operative Society of Masons, Quarrymen and Allied Trades, the following resolution was passed unanimously: This Lodge supports the action of Penryn Council in protesting against the importation of Norwegian Granite for the purpose of erecting War Memorials at Bodmin and other centres, and denounces the attempt for so doing as unpatriotic and against all spirit of Justice, seeing that relatives of some of our fallen heroes are closely connected with the Stone Industry.

From February 1932:

Scout Dennis Newman, Penryn Troop of Boy Scouts, was presented with the Scout’s silver cross for rescuing a girl from drowning at Maenporth Beach last August. Ivan Lake, District Scoutmaster, said Penryn and Falmouth were proud of the gallantry displayed by young Newman, and his name would be entered on the list of gallant youths at Imperial headquarters.

From April 1932:

A sisterhood has been formed at Penryn Wesleyan Church and pleasant afternoons so far have been spent in the Wesley Guild Room. Mrs Lockwood is the energetic leader and wishes are extended for its success.

From February 1933:

Reports were made to Falmouth Corporation by the General Purposes Committee on the question discussed with the War Department of the lease of the remainder of land at Castle Drive not required for military purposes. The department could not grant a longer term than 21 years, at a rental of £30. Negotiations ended in the department agreeing to grant the council an option to extend the lease for a further period of 21 years. The Mayor (Alderman J Harris) remarked that the whole of Castle Drive would now pass into the hands of the town for at least 42 years.

From March 1933:

Cornwall Rugby Referees’ Union, who recently wrote to the County Rugby Union that their members would refuse to take any matches in future on the Penryn ground because of the appointment of a referee from outside the county for Penryn’s match with Falmouth, after an agreement had been made to have the services of a Cornish referee, have, it is understood, withdrawn their communication.

From February 1934:

Notice - In future I will not be responsible for what happens to any person’s dogs or cats that stray on my gardens. (signed) P Bowers, Glen View.