A visitors guide to Cornwall

Cornwall Mousehole Storm video

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Cornwall Mousehole Storm video

Video taken around the Harbour in Mousehole during the severe storm that hot Cornwall in October 2004.

Mousehole village and fishing port near Newlyn in the far west of Cornwall.

A traumatic event in the recent history of the village was the Penlee lifeboat disaster of the 19 December 1981, in which the lifeboat and its entire crew of eight, all based in Mousehole, were lost during an attempted rescue in hurricane-force winds.

Mousehole is known for its Christmas illuminations, created each year to raise money for charity. Since 1981, every December 19 the lights have been turned off in memory of the victims of the lifeboat disaster.

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