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Fishing, St Ives, Cornwall. Early 1900s Featured Print

Fishing, St Ives, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Seine boat Rechabite with seine being drawn in at Porthminster in the early 1900s. A seine is a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge supported by floats. A Rechabite is defined as a total abstainer from alcoholic drink. Photographer: Unknown.

© From the collection of the RIC

Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980 Featured Print

Limekiln, Quay Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. 1980

A general view of the limekiln. The Grade II listed limekiln is thought to date from the early-mid 19th century. Building work is underway and the store and office to the left are being converted into a house. The kiln in the photograph is termed a draw kiln, usually of stone structure. The chalk or limestone was layered with wood, coal or coke and lit. As it burned through, lime was extracted from the bottom of the kiln, through the draw hole. These are the three arches to the right of the houses being converted. The kilns were loaded at the top and access to load was usually by a ramped track or, as in this case, probably just a track as the kilns are built into the side of rising ground at the rear. Early on, the coal and lime stone would be delivered to the harbour by ship, but as the industrial revolution and and railways spread it is likely that coal and lime stone arrived by rail. Kilns made 25-30 tonnes of lime in a batch. Typically the kiln took a day to load, three days to fire, two days to cool and a day to unload, so a one-week turnaround was normal. Because it is so readily made by heating limestone, lime must have been known from the earliest times and all early civilisations used it in building mortars and as a stabiliser in mud renders and floors. Knowledge of its value in agriculture is also ancient, but agricultural use only became widely possible when the use of coal lowered the cost. Photographer: Charles Woolf.

© RIC, photographer Charles Woolf

Colliford Reservoir, St Neot, Cornwall. 1983 Featured Print

Colliford Reservoir, St Neot, Cornwall. 1983

View of the newly constructed dam before the reservoir filled with water. The two people are thought be the photographer Charles Woolf and his wife, Phyllis. The reservoir on Bodmin Moor is an embankment construction, completed around the time this photograph was taken in 1983. The dam impounds water from the River St Neot. The reservoir supplies parts of North and South East Cornwall directly and also makes releases to the River Fowey which are treated at Restormel and distributed throughout much of Cornwall. The photograph was taken at the time of the archaeological excavation of the medieval tin works at Stuffle. Photographer: Charles Woolf / Joyce Greenham.

© RIC, photographer Charles Woolf