History Through the Looking Glass was set up in 2015 by two long-term residents of Penzance who love performance, love interesting places and love history. We bring you the history of West Cornwall as it might have been, using original sources – newspaper reports, journals and letters have all featured – but use our imaginations to fill in the gaps.
We are firmly in touch with reality and make clear what is, and isn’t documented. But we also believe that the imagination is a valid route to the truth, and in this spirit invite you to join us….
Linda lived in Lincoln for many years, but has been in West Cornwall since 1987 and moved to Penzance in 1994. She was an English teacher for 36 years, and worked at Mullion School from 1987 until her retirement in 2014. Favourite authors include Ian McEwan, Richard Holmes (the biographer) and Hilary Mantel. Linda is researching material for a book, the working title of which is “the Invention of Penzance”. She enjoys writing, theatre, train journeys, cakes and ale. Linda also participates in folk club sing-arounds, and plays the concertina on a “perpetual beginner” basis.