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Architecture and Heritage
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The Waters of Penzance
and other linked Penzance Historical Gems
The Reservoir & Water Supply
Robert Matthews Branwell (Snr)
on the Ponsandane Brook
Batten’s Wharf & The Promenade
Jubilee Bathing Pool
O happy city by the sea !
Where is there home more fair than thee?
The purple hills of age untold,
Their wooded ramparts round enfold,
Before thy gates, the waters blue,
Expand to meet the skyline’s hue.
At set of sun or dawn of day,
The traveller from far away
Sees, by main or distant hill,
Gaze from where he will,
A sight to match the rarest gem,
Of oriental diadem.
[ Written by my mother, in her schoolbook ]