Sixty-five years ago this strange craft, L’Egaré II, arrived in Falmouth on 21 August 1956, having crossed the Atlantic from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Falmouth, Cornwall in 88 days, carrying three men and two kittens, who became the first men in history to achieve this feat of endurance.
Over 80 years ago Operation Aerial, co-ordinated by the Royal Navy, evacuated allied troops and civilians by sea from the ports of western France. Here we take a look at Falmouth’s important role.
Inspired by the photos from NMMC’s archives we delved into the history of Waterwitch – a vessel once well-known in Falmouth’s waters.
In February 1916 Falmouth was host to 450 New Zealand tunnellers. Whilst here they undertook military training before leaving for France the following month.
The Bartlett Library holds various collections and records maintained by the Library volunteers and the Bartlett Blog this month is one of a number of articles in our archives about visitors to Falmouth. In September 1828 this was a royal visitor, the young Queen of Portugal, who received an enthusiastic welcome in Falmouth.