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After the First World War the government announced its intention to provide 'homes fit for heroes' for returning servicemen and their families.

Fishing was one of the main industries in this part of Cornwall from 1600 to 1800.

Fish due for export had to be processed quickly due to its perishable nature, either by drying, smoking or salting.

By the mid 18th century Newlyn was prospering because of the fishing industry and landlords were investing in new property.

Mount's Bay was a major trading area with five ports in the 14th century.

A demand for roadstone at the end of the 19th century led to the opening of quarries at Penlee and elsewhere in Paul parish.

Lammana or Lamanna priory was a small Benedictine cell on the island of Lammana now called St George’s or Looe Island off the south Cornish coast n