Keverne Local History Society
The Local History society website
holds the archive of Canon Diggens
who was vicar in St Keverne at the
end of the 19th century.
The archive includes information on
Antiquities, Shipwrecks, Rebellions,
Ancient Customs, Superstitions,
Smuggling, The Old Manors of St -
Also on the site are Parish Records
of baptisms, marriages, burials and
census, some dating from 1580.
Included are tape recorded memories
of people who remembered the Mohegan
disaster in 1898 (mp3).
The shipwreck of the Barque John, Old
Parish Photographs of St Keverne and
Coverack, Old Documents, Downloads,
|A Quick Guide to some
of some of the Villages of The
Lizard Peninsula. Includes an
interactive map to help you find
your way around, from Helston down
to the Lizard
Friday 23 September 1836
PILCHARD FISHERY - Several seans
have enclosed a quantity of fine
pilchards at Perhala, Proustock, and
the Lizard, some of which have been
brought to Falmouth and sold at 2s.
per hundred. It will be late for the
Foreign market, but the benefit of
the poor being able to lay in their
winter stock will be great. The south
coast appears to abound with fish,
which show a disposition to come in
to the shore.
14th October 1836
GIGANTIC CARROT - An
extraordinarily large carrot has
lately been drawn in the garden of
Mr. Jas. Michell, grocer, of St.
Keverne, measuring in length 14¼
inches, in circumference 10½ inches,
and weighing 1 lb 12 oz.
Free Cornwall OPC Database
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks
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|Diving the Wrecks of The
Lizard First choice for
divers on their annual south-westerly
pilgrimage. Last stop for hundreds of
ships. Clear water. Great deeps.
Shallow rummages. A reef named the
Manacles. All things to all divers.
Welcome to the Lizard!
The Lizard is not named after some
legendary beast - although it is a land
where such stories abound.
The Lizard sticks out into the Channel so
far that it is the biggest ship trap in
British waters. In fact, so many ships have
fallen victim to the Lizard's cliffs
and underwater reefs that the Admiralty
advises navigators to keep three or more
miles off shore in any kind of rough
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We depend almost
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