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Penzance

(pĕnzăns`), town (1991 pop. 18,501), Cornwall, SW England, at the head of Mounts Bay. Penzance is a resort and a port for the Scilly IslandsScilly Islands
, officially Isles of Scilly, archipelago and unitary authority (2001 pop. 2,153), encompassing more than 150 isles and rocky islets, off Cornwall, SW England, 28 mi (45 km) from Land's End. The archipelago has been politically separate from Cornwall since 1890.
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. It also has flour mills. Penzance Library houses a notable Cornish collection. The town was sacked by the Spanish in 1595 and until the 18th cent. was subject to raids by Mediterranean pirates. Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The Pirates of Penzance, depicts the raids. The scientist Humphry DavyDavy, Sir Humphry,
1778–1829, English chemist and physicist. The son of a woodcarver, he received his early education at Truro and was apprenticed (1795) to a surgeon-apothecary at Penzance.
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 was born there.

Penzance

a town in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the westernmost town in England; resort and fishing port. Pop.: 20 255 (2001)
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lot 2: marine transfer marine transfer of full waste containers from a st marys port to penzance port and management of transfer to waste collection vehicle (and the return of empty waste containers).
PM&L Theatre is auctioning off the opportunity to have a walk-on role for every performance of "The Pirates of Penzance." The auction will conclude July 26.
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Their links to the town go back to the early 1960s, and it is pure coincidence that they are performing Pirates of Penzance 50 years after they first performed it in 1969.
The new route is in addition to the Skybus fixed-wing flights from Land's End, Newquay and Exeter, and the seasonal Scillonian III ferry from Penzance.
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Melbourne: When Michelle Payne gave her acceptance speech after becoming the first female jockey to win the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup in 154 years aboard rank outside Prince of Penzance, she brought all the women present to their feet with her message about gender equality.
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How apt, then, that The Pirates of Penzance is being performed at the Westgate Road venue this week, prompting happy memories and also introducing a new and younger audience to the delights of G&S.