Penberth

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Coordinates: 50°3′N 5°38′W / 50.050°N 5.633°W / 50.050; -5.633

Penberth Cove

Penberth (Cornish: Benbryhi)[1] is a valley, coastal village and cove on the Penwith peninsula in Cornwall, England. It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Penzance. Most of the village is within the parish of St Buryan and the boundary with St Levan follows the Penberth river.[2]

Penberth Cove was once home to a pilchard fishing industry[3] and is one of the last remaining traditional fishing coves in Cornwall, with a handful of local fishermen still making their living from fishing for mackerel, lobster and crab. There was also a cut flower industry, the produce being sent to London via train from Penzance.[3]

The local community radio station is Coast FM (formerly Penwith Radio), which broadcasts on 96.5 and 97.2 FM.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  3. ^ a b Beale, Jenny (October 2012). "Penwith South Coast Walk with Adam Sharpe June 17th 2012" (PDF). Cornwall Archaeological Society Newsletter (130): 3. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Volunteer run Penwith Radio to change its name to Coast FM". falmouthpacket.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 

External links[edit]

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