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Great Western Beach, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Great Western Beach, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s


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Filename: TRURI-NWQbe-18.tiff

Size: 8385 x 6436 (16.6MB)

Date: 13th June 2016

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.415497, -5.073719

© From the collection of the RIC

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Great Western Beach, Newquay, Cornwall. Early 1900s

A view of crowds on the Great Western Beach with the headland and The Headland Hotel in the background. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : NWQbe.18

Media ID 12200144

© From the collection of the RIC

Buildings Children Rocks Women Huts Wheels


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the early 1900s transports us to the vibrant Great Western Beach in Newquay, Cornwall. The image captures a bustling scene of joyous crowds enjoying a day by the sea. As our gaze wanders across the picture, we are drawn to the magnificent headland that stands proudly in the background, overlooking this picturesque coastal paradise. The beach is alive with activity as men, women, and children frolic along its sandy shores. They seek refuge from the summer heat under colorful huts that dot the coastline like cheerful beacons. Deck chairs are scattered about, inviting visitors to relax and soak up the sun's warm embrace. Intriguingly, our eyes catch sight of wheels protruding from beneath some of these charming huts—a testament to an era when horse-drawn carriages were still prevalent means of transportation. Amidst all this excitement lies a grand building—the iconic Headland Hotel—its presence commanding attention against nature's breathtaking backdrop. This architectural gem has stood witness to countless memories being made on this very beach for generations. As we delve into this remarkable photograph captured by an unknown photographer, it becomes evident that it encapsulates not just a moment frozen in time but also reflects Cornish heritage and cherished seaside traditions. It serves as a poignant reminder of how people have sought solace and delight amidst these stunning landscapes throughout history—an enduring connection between humanity and nature's beauty.

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