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Portscatho Harbour, Cornwall OP04507

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Filename: op04507.jpg

Size: 3857 x 4890 (4.6MB)

Date: 22nd January 2009

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Portscatho Harbour, Cornwall OP04507

PORTSCATHO HARBOUR, Gerrans, Cornwall. A young boy looking down towards tethered boats in the harbour at Portscatho. Photographed by John Gay during 1950s-1960s

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Media ID 1379193

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Boat Child Hood Coast Harbour Maritime People Water


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> The way we were > Childhood

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EDITORS COMMENTS
A Moment of Childhood Wonder at Portscatho Harbour, Cornwall This evocative photograph captures a moment of childhood innocence and fascination at Portscatho Harbour in Cornwall during the 1950s or 1960s. Taken by the skilled lens of John Gay, the image transports us back in time to an era of simple pleasures and connection with nature. The young boy, dressed in a jumper and trousers, gazes intently down towards the tethered boats in the harbour. The water reflects the clear blue sky above, and the boats bob gently on the waves. The harbour, nestled between the rugged cliffs and the open sea, is a hive of maritime activity. The scene is one of tranquility and peace, yet there is a sense of excitement and adventure in the air. The child's expression is one of pure wonder and curiosity, as he takes in the sights and sounds of the harbour. The boats, the water, the sea gulls calling in the distance - all of it is new and fascinating to him. It is a reminder of the simple joys of childhood and the enduring allure of the coast. Portscatho Harbour, with its rich maritime history and picturesque setting, has long been a source of inspiration for photographers and artists. John Gay's image is a testament to the power of photography to capture a moment in time and transport us to a different place and era. This photograph is not just a record of a place and a time, but a reminder of the wonder and curiosity that lies within us all, no matter our age.

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