On this day in 1904…

… James Stevens wrote in his Diary…

42 battleships are in Penzance harbour for a few days and the crews are at leave on land.  I hear they are 35 or 40 thousand of them and Penzance could not hold them at lodgings. (Saturday 30th July 1904)

 

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Author: Ann

My interest in family history began in 2010 and eventually led to the discovery of my Cornish ancestors. One of these was my 3 x Great-Aunt, Honor Stevens and her husband, James (who wrote the Diary).

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