Cottages in Manaccan, Cornwall. Around 1925
The tower of St Manaccus and St Dunstan Church can be seen through the trees on the left. Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his 'ordinary camera' are, in some cases, painted by his own hand to great effect.
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The Square, Probus, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The Square and cottages just to the east of the entrance to the church yard (just to the right of the photograph), looking into Tregony Road. There are no less than thirty one adults and mostly children posing for the photograph. A good variety of children's clothing is on display. Photographer: Samuel John Govier.
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