Cornelius Penrose was born in Maryborough in 1889, moving to Preston in 1926 and beginning work at the Preston Tramways’ Workshop. With a lifelong passion for singing Penrose became the Choir Master of the South Preston Methodist Church as well as founding the Tramways Workshops’ Choir in 1932.
Penrose died suddenly in 1952.
Preston Historical Society (1968). Brief biographies of prominent Preston People. Preston, Vic: Author.