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Falmouth is a town and port on the south coast of Cornwall.

LGBT history

The painter Henry Scott Tuke lived there as a boy, and later returned to live nearby at Swanpool.

In the mid 1970s Truro CHE held a gay disco at Desdemona's in the town. Desdemona's closed after going into liquidation at the end of 1978 [1].

See also

http://www.gayfriendlyguide.com/cornwall-falmouth.html. Gay Friendly Guide to Falmouth. Accessed: 2013-05-06. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6GPVYDeuq)


  1. Gay News issue 153 October 1978 page 19. It is stated that another venue for the gay group had been found at the Dock and Railway Hotel