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Pilchard drift boat, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893

Pilchard drift boat, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893


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Filename: TRURI-Sfish-47.tiff

Size: 7586 x 7098 (54MB)

Date: 2nd April 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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Pilchard drift boat, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall. July to August 1893

Pilchard drift boat on the River Kenwyn at Back Quay in Truro showing Samuel Brokenshires carriage factory in the background. A number of carts and carriages are parked on the quay, with a number of onlookers who are possibly workers from the factory. The coach builder, Samuel Brokenshire (also a shoeing smith) is recorded in Kellys Directory, 1889, at Back Quay, Royal Hotel Yard, Truro. The boat, 364FH, was registered in Falmouth. The main Fisheries Exhibition site was a field at the top of Lemon Street and the exhibition ran from 25th July 1893 for a month. Number 12 in a series of glass lantern slides recording the Fisheries Exhibition. Photographer: Unknown

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TRURI : Sfish.47

Media ID 18842875

© From the collection of the RIC

Commerce Festivals Fish Fishing Fishing And Fisheries Fishing Boats Occupations Shows Victorian


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This print takes us back to the summer of 1893 in Truro, Cornwall. The focal point is a Pilchard drift boat gracefully floating on the River Kenwyn at Back Quay. In the background, we catch a glimpse of Samuel Brokenshire's carriage factory, an integral part of Truro's bustling industrial landscape. The quay is adorned with carts and carriages parked neatly along its edge, suggesting a busy day at work for those possibly employed by Brokenshire. A group of onlookers can be seen observing the scene, their curiosity piqued by the activities unfolding before them. Samuel Brokenshire himself was not only a coach builder but also skilled in shoeing smithing. His presence in Kellys Directory from 1889 solidifies his reputation as an esteemed craftsman within Truro's business community. The Pilchard drift boat featured in this photograph bears registration number 364FH and hails from Falmouth. Its inclusion in this image serves as a reminder of Cornwall's rich fishing heritage and its reliance on these boats for sustenance and commerce. This particular print is part of a series of glass lantern slides documenting the Fisheries Exhibition that took place during July and August 1893. The main exhibition site was located at Lemon Street Field, attracting visitors eager to learn about fishing practices while enjoying displays showcasing Cornish culture. Through this historical snapshot captured by an unknown photographer over a century ago, we

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