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Looe Bridge, Looe, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Looe Bridge, Looe, Cornwall. Early 1900s


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Filename: TRURI-LOObr-5.tiff

Size: 7367 x 6691 (49.3MB)

Date: 18th March 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.356227, -4.455232

© From the collection of the RIC

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Looe Bridge, Looe, Cornwall. Early 1900s

View of the bridge looking north east, with two people in a canoe. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : LOObr.5

Media ID 18724396

© From the collection of the RIC

Communications Fishing Villages South Coast Transport Water


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum takes us on a nostalgic journey to the early 1900s, capturing the picturesque Looe Bridge in all its glory. Situated in the charming fishing village of Looe, Cornwall, this iconic landmark stands as a testament to both communications and transport during that era. The image showcases a view of the bridge looking northeast, with its elegant arches gracefully spanning over tranquil waters. The composition is further enhanced by the presence of two individuals leisurely paddling in a canoe, adding an element of human connection amidst nature's beauty. Looe Bridge served as a vital link between communities along Cornwall's south coast, facilitating trade and communication between neighboring villages. Its construction played an integral role in connecting this remote region with the rest of England. Cornwall has long been renowned for its rich maritime heritage and thriving fishing industry. This photograph encapsulates that essence perfectly - reminding us of how waterways were not only pathways for transportation but also lifelines for local economies. As we admire this snapshot frozen in time, taken by an unknown photographer whose work continues to captivate generations, let it serve as a reminder of our shared history and appreciation for these coastal gems.

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