Amateur and professional photographers have captured the lives of people at work and play in West Cornwall for 150 years. This exhibition uses Penlee’s photographic collection to show people hard at work fishing, farming, manufacturing, mining and working in the home alongside delightful images of fearless swimmers, fairs, carnivals, sports teams, tea treats and days on the beach.
Photographic exhibition: Ground floor galleries. A selection of Newlyn School paintings on view upstairs in Gallery 5
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