The Illuminated Clock
The black faced town clock is replaced with an illuminated clock (the old gearing is on display in the museum).
62 men from Penryn lose their lives during WWI.
8 naval and 54 army servicemen.
Tremough Destroyed by Fire
The clock tower and stable block of the Georgian mansion, at Tremough are destroyed in a fire. Penryn fire brigade attend this fire.
Chamber of Commerce
Penryn Chamber of Commerce is formed.
Penryn Women’s Institute is founded.
Swing Bridge Replacement
Penryn Swing Bridge is replaced by a fixed bridge and is opened by the minister of transport Mr. I. Hore-Belisha.
The town hall is used as the Penryn air raid service centre.
Penryn is bombed and 18 people lose their lives.
23 homes, shops, the church institute, which was used as the Royal British Legion headquarters and a paper mill, are destroyed.
Tremough becomes a convent school run by the order of Les Filles de la Croix.
Freemans Granite Closes
Freeman’s granite works closes after more than 250 years.
Penryn is twinned with Audierne in Brittany.
The Museum Opens
Penryn museum opens.
Penryn Town Council
Penryn town council takes over from the former borough council.
A Conservation Area
Parts of Penryn are designated as an outstanding conservation area. Tudor, Jacobean, Queen Anne and Georgian properties are in very poor condition and in danger of collapse, with 42% having no fixed baths.
Housing Action Plan
The conservation area is declared and a housing action plan called the Penryn Project begins.
Penryn Town Band
Penryn town band is formed.
Penryn Town Fair
Penryn revives its annual town fair.
More than 200 properties restored, with 104 listed as buildings of special architectural and historic importance.
The Friends of Glasney
A local society, The Friends of Glasney, is founded.