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FALMOUTH 


Falmouth is a town  and is well kmown for its connection with the  sailing of Sir Francis Chichester.  It is a popular tourist destination and is of course quite near to that other popular tourist destination of St Ives.  The Celtic name for Falmouth may have been  Peny cwm cuic. The well known king Henry the Eighth built Pendennis Castle which became under threat of attack by the Spanish Amada in the late Sixteenth Century AD.  After the battle of Trafalgar the vicory report was  taken to Falmouth by a schooner and the message then taken to London. HMS Beagle went to Falmouth in 1836 after its famous trip.  The railway came to Falmouth in 1863 which  helped to  make the town wealthier.  
There is the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. The docks are still important commercially to Falmouth and cruise ships visit.
Falmouth has primary schools and a secondary school. There is a journalism course at Falmouth College and there is a Falmouth Marine School..
Falmouth has connections with the book Wind  In The Willows.  There is a Falmouth Art Gallery.
Falmouth Town FC is the name of the town football team.  The Tall Ships Race used Falmouth in 1998.

The church in Falmouth is called All Saint's Church.



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Falmouth

Falmouth