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By The Cornishman  |  Posted: January 24, 2013

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100 YEARS AGO

A TRAGIC and painful incident has been reported at St Ives, where the body of a woman named Thomas was found at Porthminster beach.

It would seem that the deceased had been missing from her home and that a search had been instituted which ended in the finding of her body.

The deceased was only 37 years of age and was the wife of Mr Paul Thomas, miner.

She had been unwell for some time and between 7pm and 8pm she left her home.

When she did not return the search was started.

50 YEARS AGO

THE FOULING of Penzance streets can no longer be tolerated, warned members of the Penzance Chamber of Commerce at a recent meeting.

To show they mean business, members – the majority of whom are local traders suffering from this canine problem – decided to write to Penzance Town Council about the offenders.

They are to ask the council to implement their bylaw in respect of offenders.

The matter arose when Mrs TC Brown suggested that Penzance might be getting a reputation for its dog dirtied and blemished streets.

She described the situation as disgraceful.

10 YEARS AGO

MOTHER NATURE was said to be the main cause of changing sand levels at Hayle, The Cornishman reported.

A major report issued also concluded that dredging activities in Hayle estuary itself were not helping matters.

The report, commissioned by Penwith Council and the Hayle Harbour Company, carried out a detailed survey of St Ives Bay, the dunes, the beaches and estuary.

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  • mygodlesslife  |  January 24 2013, 11:22AM

    I brought this page up just as my dog hassled me to take her out. Upon my return I started reading about a widowed miner in St Ives. Strange, I thought. Where would a miner in Cornwall work nowadays? It was only then I remembered this was the 100 years ago story! The fact that I picked up on that before the tragic story of his wife says something; I'm not quite sure what, but something.

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