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Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s


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Filename: TRURI-CADgv-2.tiff

Size: 8299 x 6251 (53MB)

Date: 29th November 2016

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 49.987834, -5.18169

© From the collection of the RIC

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Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Cadgwith harbour with fishermen, fishing boats and a tucking net full of pilchards. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : CADgv.2

Media ID 13153092

© From the collection of the RIC

Coastal Cornwall Edwardian Fish Fishing Fishing Village Victorian


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This print transports us back to the late 1800s, capturing a picturesque scene in Cadgwith, Cornwall. The quaint fishing village comes alive as we witness fishermen diligently tucking pilchards into nets at the bustling Cadgwith harbour. With their weathered faces and sturdy hands, these hardworking men demonstrate the timeless art of fishing that has sustained coastal communities for generations. The composition is rich with detail - fishing boats bob gently on the glistening waters, while seagulls soar above, eagerly awaiting any scraps that may fall from the nets. In the foreground, a tucking net brims with shimmering pilchards; their silvery scales catching the light and reflecting an industry teeming with life. Although this photograph was taken by an unknown photographer, it perfectly encapsulates both Victorian and Edwardian eras' charm and simplicity. It offers a glimpse into a bygone era when Cornwall's coastal villages thrived on fishery as their primary livelihood. As we admire this historical snapshot preserved within Royal Cornwall Museum's collection, let us appreciate not only its aesthetic beauty but also acknowledge the resilience and dedication of those who made their living from these treacherous seas. This image serves as a testament to Cornwall's enduring connection to its maritime heritage – an integral part of its identity that continues to shape its culture today.

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