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View from Looe Bridge across the river estuary, showing part of the Liskeard to Looe branch railway line on the opposite bank. Around 1880s

View from Looe Bridge across the river estuary, showing part of the Liskeard to Looe branch railway line on the opposite bank. Around 1880s


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Filename: TRURI-RYlkl-3.tiff

Size: 8270 x 5440 (9.2MB)

Date: 8th August 2016

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.356227, -4.455232

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View from Looe Bridge across the river estuary, showing part of the Liskeard to Looe branch railway line on the opposite bank. Around 1880s

Small craft moored in the river; loaded trucks on the railway line across the river. Photographer: Surgeon Captain John Campbell

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TRURI : RYlkl.3

Media ID 12387029

© From the collection of the RIC

Boats Rowing Victorian


EDITORS COMMENTS
Transporting us back to the enchanting Victorian era, this print captures the mesmerizing view from Looe Bridge across the river estuary. Taken by Surgeon Captain John Campbell in the 1880s, it offers a glimpse into a bustling scene of yesteryears. The picturesque Cornish landscape unfolds before our eyes, with its timeless charm and natural beauty. In this snapshot of history, we find ourselves immersed in a harmonious blend of land and water. Small craft gracefully dotting the river's surface create an idyllic tableau against the backdrop of rolling hills and verdant fields. The tranquility is momentarily interrupted by loaded trucks traversing the Liskeard to Looe branch railway line on the opposite bank. These industrious vessels serve as a testament to Cornwall's thriving transportation network during that era. The rowing boats gently sway in unison with nature's rhythm, their oars resting peacefully amidst whispers of past voyages undertaken along these very waters. As we gaze upon this remarkable image, we are transported back to an age when simplicity reigned supreme and time seemed to move at a more leisurely pace. This print serves as both an exquisite piece of artistry and an invaluable historical artifact—a window into Victorian life in Cornwall. It invites us to reflect upon our own connection with nature, transport ourselves through time, and appreciate the enduring allure that has made Cornwall such a cherished destination for generations.

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