The former editor of a weekly newspaper has been honoured on a mural celebrating the most eminent citizens on its patch.
Herbert, who died aged 85 in 1951, notably covered the funeral of King Edward VII for the newspaper in 1910 – even stowing away aboard the Royal Train at Paddington after the service to report on the monarch’s final journey to his resting place at Windsor Castle.
The artwork, commissioned by Penzance Town Council, also features, among others, a caricature of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who was married in the town.
During his career Herbert also worked in the United States on the San Francisco Examiner.
A staunch anti-war activist, he event sent a telegram to Mussolini appealing to him to stop his conflicts and had another great scoop when he wrote on the assassination of Czar Nicholas of Russia and his family by the Bolsheviks.
He was told this story by a man from Penzance who was in Yekaterinburg when it happened, months before the rest of the world knew.
The mural can be found opposite the Honeypot café in Parade Street, Penzance.
A separate piece of artwork, featuring an image of noted Penzance-born scientist Sir Humphry Davy, sits next to it.