Flushing, Cornwall

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Flushing is a coastal village in Cornwall, near Penryn and facing Falmouth across an arm of Carrick Roads. Flushing claims to have the mildest climate in Britain.

Strangely the name comes from the Dutch migrants from that part of Holland who settled here in the 17th century. The village still has a very Dutch atmosphere. Seamen from Vlissingen, Holland, settled here in 17th century.

There are narrow streets with Queen Anne houses, former homes of Falmouth Packet Captains.

Boat Building (today by the Falmouth Boat Construction Company) and building repairs have been carried out in Flushing, in an area known as Little Falmouth, since the early 1800's, when the packet ships and other merchant sailing ships were built. Traditional wooden craft such as oyster boats, quay punts, working boats and custom-built yachts were built. During the War years the boatyard produced motor torpedo boats (MTB’s),many of which left Flushing directly to raid on St.Nazaire. After the War,the yard returned to it’s traditional role, the building and repair of local sailing and motor vessels. After that the yard produced various wood and GRP sailing craft such as the Biscay 36 and the Falmouth Bass Boat. Since 1988, the yard has undergone a major transformation of larger work and storage areas (undercover and outdoor), new slipways, and a new hydraulic mobile boat hoist, a new sawmill, a new engineering workshop, modern gelcoat peeling equipment, plus additional equipment and instrumentation.

There is a passenger ferry to Falmouth across the narrow Penryn river from Flushing Quay.

Flushing, Cornwall genealogical information from Genuki

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