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A Group of Fishermen Overlooking The Old Quay, Newlyn Town

Behind this group lies the Red Lion to the right, pilchard tanks, and stone to the left with the stretch of road known as The Narrows in the background. Known as The Gow, this area overlooks the Old Quay at Newlyn town. The man in the foreground is wearing a Guernsey.

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A Group of People Including E.O. Wheale, Town Clerk, At An Unknown Occasion.

A group of people including E.O. Wheale, Town Clerk, at an unknown occasion.

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A Group of Soldiers 1943

A postcard showing a group of soldiers. A purple triangular stamp on the reverse side states 'Gepruft Oflag III C'. A second purple rectangular stamp states 'Die Aushandigung des Fotos an Kr. Gef. ist genehmigt. M-Stammlager XXA'. The postcard is addressed to 'Mrs E.M. Pope, Heamoor, 80 Main Street, Cornwall, England' and in the same writing is written 'Sgt. G. Pope 1084. Oflag. III C, Germany', indicating he is in the picture, and is likely to be the husband of Mrs E.M Pope, who had been a nurse at West Cornwall hospital before the war. It has a stamp date 13.1.43 - 11

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A Gull Nesting On The Roof of Mount House, Marazion, Opposite The Present Castle Bay Stores

The causeway is visible top right; many gulls now nest ashore, especially Marazion, Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole, etc. They cause damage to roofs and create a genearal nuisance, especially in the breeding season from April to June with young to protect.

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A GWR Bus Outside Penzance Railway Station

An AF.6 or 61 GWR bus facing east towards Marazion outside the entrance to Penzance Railway Station. The bus conductor stands by the 'door' of the vehicle where the company number 78 is displayed and next to the Station Master. It seems to comfortably carry twelve passengers and boasts a roof if no side windows.A motor coach timetable can be seen on the station wall. The Bramwell (Mill) building is in the background.

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A Hall Class Locomotive Brings A Passenger Train To No 2 Platform At Penzance Railway Station

A Hall Class locomotive brings a passenger train to No 2 platform at Penzance Railway Station

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A Handmill For Home Use

A handmill of wood and stone

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A Happy Farewell

A group of 7 smartly dressed people gather to say goodbye to a smiling couple at the open train window. Sixth from left is 'Darky' Barr, the Causewayhead barber and on the right is Mr W T Hitchens, headmaster of Lescudjack School.

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A Happy Farewell

A group of 7 smartly dressed people gather to say goodbye to a smiling couple at the open train window. Sixth from left is 'Darky' Barr, the Causewayhead barber and on the right is Mr W T Hitchens, headmaster of Lescudjack School.

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A Happy Farewell

A group of 7 smartly dressed people gather to say goodbye to a smiling couple at the open train window. Sixth from left is 'Darky' Barr, the Causewayhead barber and on the right is Mr W T Hitchens, headmaster of Lescudjack School.

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A Harvest Scene From The Late 1940s

This is an Allis Chelmers, possibly WC.jpg model, of 1947 operating a binder. This machine had a windmill device which pushed the corn down for the cutter. After the cut, corn was carried on a belt to the part where binder twine wass put around the sheaf of corn. There were severe food shortages for many years after the war and maximum agricultural production was vital.

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A Helicopter Takes Off On The Penzance To Scilly Route

This is BEA's first S-61, G-ASNL helicopter. It was transferrred to British Airways, sank in the North Sea in 1983, salvaged, sold in the USA, repaired, flown as N4503E, shortened to Sea King length as a Shortsky and used for fire-fighting.

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A Helicopter Takes Off On The Penzance To Scilly Route

This is BEA's first S-61, G-ASNL helicopter. It was transferrred to British Airways, sank in the North Sea in 1983, salvaged, sold in the USA, repaired, flown as N4503E, shortened to Sea King length as a Shortsky and used for fire-fighting.

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A Holiday Snap

This is a view over a tranquil ocean towards the horizon.

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A Joseph Baker Bread Oven At Penzance And District Industrial Cooperative Bakery In Bread Street, Penzance

On the first floor of the bakery set into a tiled wall is a Joseph Baker Sons and Perkins Ltd oven, the shelves of which pulled out along the two sets of tracks on the floor. Two temperature guages are set into the wall above. To the right, 16 loaves of bread are on the floor in front of what looks like an oven without a door (in the style of the tradiional cloam oven) with a thermometer set into the wall at its side.

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A Ketch At Sea

The background and the ketch or smack is unidentified; there is no sign of a fishing number on its sails; it has no trawl beam and the bow curves away. There are signs that it is towing a punt.

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A Large Crowd At Newlyn Harbour Watching An Unknown Event

A large crowd at Newlyn harbour watching an unknown event

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A Large Image Moves Down Market Jew Street In A Procession

Photograph showing various aspects of Mazey Day celebrations spanning five years.

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A Large Number of Girls Seated In A Hall, Occasion Unknown

A large number of girls seated in a hall, occasion unknown

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A Letter From The New Queen

Laying aside her knitting, Mrs James is holding a letter of thanks from a Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Queen Elizabeth ll. Mrs James had sent a gift of a tea cosy on the occasion of the Queen's birthday. The Queen sent her most sincere thanks.

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A Lifebuoy From A Breton Fishing Boat

The lettering DZ ? 484 identifies the buoy as coming from Douarnerez in Britanny. The faded lettering at the top could read ARMOR or ARMORIOU which is Breton for of the sea. There were several appropriate names of boats in the 1950s, ar Mor; Kanouen ar Mor; Intron Varia ar More; Reder ar Mor; Rouanez ar Mor, etc.

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A Little Boy, A Bucket, A Spade And A Big Sandy Beach

This photograph was taken for the local tourism guide and shows a a toddler enjoying playing on a sandy beach in the sunshine

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A Little Girl Enjoying The Surf In The Midday Sun

This photograph was taken for the local tourism guide and shows a little girl enjoying the surf

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A Local Old Cornwall Society Celebrates Midsummer Eve At Roger's Folly At Castle An Dinas, Ludgvan

Roger's Tower or Folly is at Castle an Dinas above Ludgvan 763 feet above sea level. It commands a view over Mounts Bay, the North coast and,it is said, 24 church towers. It was built in the late 1700s by one of the Rogers family who owned and farmed Treassowe. It resembles a small castle. On vacating Treassowe, the Rogers took over the Penrose Estate at Helston and for some time called themselves the Rogers of Treassowe and Penrose. Baring Gould comments that there were at least two concentric rings of fortification and numerous hut circles here, but these have been much pulled about when an absurd imitation ruinous tower was erected on the summit. In 2014 it is a site of a quarry managed by Cornwall Council.

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A Lovely Smile On A Cornish Beach

This photograph was taken for the local tourism guide and shows a young lady holding a dog on the beach. The two piece bathing suit and the dangling bracelet suggest that this lady is not there for the swimming.

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