GIRLS BACK ON TRACK: SUCCESS STORIES FROM A PENZANCE REFUGE 1908-1990, WITH JENNY DEARLOVE AND LINDA COLLINS (Litfest event at St John’s Hall)
Wednesday 6th July 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Folk singer Linda Collins will be quizzing Jenny Dearlove about her book Women to the Rescue: A Penzance Refuge for Girls in Trouble. Jenny, who is chair of Penwith Local History Group, tells the story of some 3,000 young women and girls who were helped to make a new life. The disconnect between society’s expectations of a respectable life, alongside the reality for some girls trapped by circumstances, will be illustrated by contemporary magazines and comics along with two Cornish songs.
A Penzance LitFest event, more details at pzlitfest.co.uk