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East Looe fishmarket, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1920s

East Looe fishmarket, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1920s


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Filename: TRURI-LOOqs-15a.tiff

Size: 7868 x 6462 (51MB)

Date: 18th March 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.356227, -4.455232

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East Looe fishmarket, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1920s

A view inside East Looe fishmarket, showing men inspecting piles of fish. Similar to TRURI : LOOqs.15b. Photographer: S.C. Fox

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TRURI : LOOqs.15a

Media ID 18721400

© From the collection of the RIC

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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of East Looe fishmarket, captured in this vintage print from the 1920s. Transported to a bygone era, you find yourself amidst the heart of Cornwall's thriving fishing industry. The image reveals a captivating scene inside the fishmarket, where men meticulously inspect piles of freshly caught fish. The photograph showcases an authentic glimpse into the daily lives of hardworking fishermen and their dedication to providing for their community. With stacks of glistening fish as far as the eye can see, it is evident that this market was at the forefront of trade in South Coast fishing villages and towns. As you study each detail within this snapshot frozen in time, your imagination takes flight. You can almost hear the sounds of seagulls overhead and feel a gentle sea breeze wafting through open windows. The aroma of saltwater lingers in the air while conversations between fishermen echo off weathered walls. This historic image not only captures a moment but also pays homage to Cornwall's rich maritime heritage. It serves as a reminder that these coastal communities relied on their skillful hands and unwavering determination to sustain themselves through generations. Preserved by photographer S. C. Fox, this remarkable print offers us an opportunity to appreciate our connection with those who came before us – resilient individuals whose livelihoods were intricately tied to both land and sea.

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