The Luftwaffe comes to Cornwall (and stays there)

John Knifton

For many, many, years, we have spent our summer holidays in Cornwall, in the very westernmost part, which is called Penwith, and where the major town is Penzance, the birthplace of the pioneer chemist, Humphry Davy. Ten miles or so to the north west of Penzance is the even smaller town of St Just. Just look for the orange arrow:

In the nineteenth century, there were any number of tin mines around the town, which is made up for the most part of stone buildings with slate roofs.

It has a beautiful ancient parish church with its centuries old frescoes of Christ and St.George.

There is also the old battleflag of an old Great War battleship.

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Nearby is the medieval “Plen an Gwarry”, which is a small area of open grass, used for watching plays or sporting contests or perhaps just for relaxation.

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As you relax, you might…

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