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Filename: aa086596.jpg

Size: 4300 x 4401 (10.7MB)

Date: 30th March 2011

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

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St Ives, Cornwall a086596

ST IVES, Cornwall. A view looking across the harbour to St Ives from Smeatons Pier, taken during the photographers holiday to Cornwall. Photographed by John Gay, 1950

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Media ID 4622255

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Boat Coast Fishing Harbour Maritime


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > John Gay Collection (1945-1990)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1900s - 1910s

> Industry > Fishing

> Towns and Cities > St Ives

> Transport > Ships and boats > Fishing industry

> The way we were > Leisure > Seaside


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph captures the picturesque scene of St Ives harbour in Cornwall, as seen from Smeatons Pier. Taken by John Gay during his holiday to this charming coastal town in 1950, the image transports us back in time to a simpler era. The calm waters of the harbour reflect the clear blue sky above, dotted with the sails of traditional fishing boats. Nets and ropes are strewn haphazardly on the quay, a testament to the town's rich maritime history and the daily life of its fishing community. Seagulls fly overhead, adding a sense of movement and energy to the otherwise tranquil scene. The quaint cottages and buildings that line the harbour's edge add character and charm to the photograph, their whitewashed walls and thatched roofs blending seamlessly into the landscape. The narrow streets and winding alleys of St Ives, with their colorful doors and windows, beckon to be explored. The photograph captures the essence of St Ives as a quintessential Cornish fishing village, with its natural beauty, vibrant community, and rich maritime heritage. It is a snapshot of a bygone era, a time when life moved at a slower pace and the simple pleasures of the sea and the land were cherished. John Gay's photograph is a testament to the enduring appeal of St Ives and the magic of Cornwall's coast.

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