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 September 1932:

Penryn were the visitors at Mabe on Saturday, and were successful by four goals to one. Unfortunately, the appointed official referee did not arrive, and a friendly match was subsequently played. The scorers for Penryn were Burleigh (2), Sowell, and Mainwaring. Harris netted the only goal for Mabe.

From May 1934:

In response to the appeal by the matron of the Falmouth and District Hospital, for eggs, Miss E Gilbert, of Penryn, collected 14 dozen; the 1st Penryn Brownies, 53 dozen; and the 1st Penryn Girl Guides, seven dozen. Altogether 2,000 eggs were collected.

From January 1934:

Chiefly owing to scarcity of work at the docks, there are 2,111 unemployed persons registered at Falmouth Employment Exchange. This is the highest number since February 1932. Up to the end of 1933 trade in the ship-repairing industry had been good, but as jobs were completed men were gradually discharged. It is hoped that there will be an early improvement.

From February 1934:

Mr F Chegwidden, auctioneer, Penryn, offered for sale at the Red Lion Hotel, Mawnan Smith, on Tuesday, a freehold dwelling house and 2,861 acres of land, known as “Bosanath”, near Mawnan Smith. There was a good attendance, and keen competition. The bidding started at £200, and in a very few minutes it was knocked down to Miss Stewart, of Little-in-Sight, Mawnan, for £420. Mr C Vincent Downing, of Falmouth, was solicitor for the vendor.

From June 1934:

There were only two entrants for the position of carnival queen at Penryn this year, Miss Aitkenhead and Miss Gilbert, the former being elected by 80 votes to 70. The mayor, Ald A T Greenwood JP, congratulated the successful entrant, and Mr S Newcombe, chairman of the Falmouth Hospital executive committee, thanked the organisers of the function. Prize winners at a whist drive were the Misses Pascoe and Whiteight, Mrs Ball, Messrs H James and J Dunstan, Mrs Jeal. For a dance, music was supplied by Mr Cecil Brimacombe and his orchestra.

From July 1934:

The steamer Rosabelle, which struck the Manacles early last week and was subsequently beached at Coverack, was re-floated on Wednesday morning by the salvage tug Restorer, and towed to Falmouth, arriving at noon. Leaving Coverack, a course was taken inside the Manacles, hugging the coast as much as possible.