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The Cornish port of Penzance, situated eight miles south west of Hayle, grew on the strength of the trade in locally produced tin. Today Penzance, with a population of around 20,000, is one of Cornwall’s largest towns and most well established holiday resorts, visitor attractions including the sandy beaches of Mounts Bay, St Michael’s Mount and the rare and exotic plants of Trengwainton Gardens, associated with the exceptionally warm climate of Penzance, the most south westerly town on the English mainland. The map below shows the town of Penzance as it was around the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

Penzance town map

Map of Penzance

Old map of the town of Penzance circa 1950

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Penzance Map

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