View of St Michaels Mount with Perranuthnoe in the foreground
Penzance from Lescudjack, one of many images of the Penzance area taken by Robert Preston and contained within an album. Looking southward, this is a very soft focus photo taken from the fields of Lescudjack. Detail is lacking but the West Cornwall Railway sheds can be seen clearly at the head of the Albert Pier. The walls of the floating harbour/dock can be seen so dating the photo to after 1885. An elderly man leans against a hedge to indicate the path and to give the picture some perspective.
This is a photograph taken by a telescopic lens from the Albert Pier towards the Abbey Bank. Outbuildings of J W Legg's boat building shed and the storage tanks of American Oil Company lie adjacent to the dry dock and predates the 1926 renovations.
View over what at the time was the newly completed harbour at Newlyn, from the Bowgey. Decorated boats and coasters are in the harbour as part of the celebrations at Newlyn, on the completion of the North Pier and laying of the commemorative stone on 4 July 1894, St Peter's Day. Fishing nets are drying on the common land in the foreground and some small children are at the foot of the Bowgey.
This picture shows the damage to sea wall at Tolcarne after the 1962 Ash Wednesday storm had breached sea defences. In centre rear of picture can be seen loading equipment to do with transporting stone from Penlee Quarry which was used extensively in the repairs. Also pictured is the photographer, Reg Richards whose firm was commissioned by Penzance Borough to photograph the storm damage. After a brief repoort from the Borough Surveyor, the sea front was repaired, the sea wall strengthened and all was ready for the summer tourist season.
This postcard shows a sunny afternoon with swarms of people out walking towards the War Memorial at the end of the Promenade and Battery Rocks. In the top left of the picture can be seen a 'Pope's Drinks' cart. In 1936 the Jubilee Pool would be built on this site but this scene suggests a summer gathering at the War Memorial, perhaps when it was first built and before the official opening.
A photograph of a man wearing a bowler hat and suit outside the row of cottages down the Slip at Newlyn. A number of fishing nets are drying on the iron railings that lead down the upper terrace to the right. In the background can be seen a number of larger boats and the lighthouse on the south pier of Newlyn harbour.
A photograph of two women and a young boy talking on the doorstep of a house in Newlyn. The younger woman leans in the doorway smiling at the older woman, who stands below the steps, also with her hands clasped in front of her. Both wear aprons with the elder wearing a woollen shawl and bonnet and the younger wearing a brimmed hat. A young boy sits on the steps looking at the older woman. The lane in front of the house is cobbled and a bucket and grappling hook sit to the right. A rag mat hangs on the wall to the left.
The Motorcycle Reliability Trial Land's End to John O'Groats on Monday 11th June 1906. Competitors with motorcycles line up to leave with onlookers gathered around them. The registration of the vintage car is OU 34 D.
Virgin Street looking towards the Digey and Fore Street. It looks like a washday Monday in summer; note the water running down the gutter. The outside steps lead to the fish cellars beneath the houses. Cats in Downlong St Ives were a popular postcard theme, but cats were kept to keep down vermin.