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The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1920s

The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1920s


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Filename: TRURI-PPHac-8.tiff

Size: 7924 x 6440 (53MB)

Date: 5th March 2016

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.344434, -5.154444

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The beach, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Four surfers with boards on the beach. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

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TRURI : PPHac.8

Media ID 12083552

© From the collection of the RIC


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This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum takes us back in time to the picturesque Perranporth beach, nestled within the enchanting landscape of Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Dating back to the 1920s, this snapshot captures a moment of pure joy and adventure as four surfers proudly display their boards on the sandy shores. Photographer Arthur William Jordan skillfully immortalizes this scene, allowing us to witness a glimpse into a bygone era when surfing was still an emerging sport along these shores. The black and white tones add a touch of nostalgia, enhancing our appreciation for the simplicity and beauty of those times. The beach itself exudes tranquility; its golden sands stretching out towards crystal-clear waters that gently kiss the shore. As we gaze at this image, we can almost feel the warmth of sun-kissed skin and hear laughter carried by gentle sea breezes. Beyond its aesthetic appeal lies a deeper connection with Cornish heritage - one that celebrates both nature's splendor and human resilience against challenging waves. This photograph serves as a testament to Cornwall's enduring relationship with its coastline; where locals have long embraced their surroundings through various activities such as surfing. As we admire this remarkable piece from Royal Cornwall Museum's collection, let it transport us not only to another place but also another time - reminding us of simpler days filled with camaraderie, exploration, and boundless enthusiasm for life's adventures amidst nature's wonders.

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