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Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Tucking Pilchards at Cadgwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
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Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
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East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
East Pool Mine, Illogan, Cornwall. 1893
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Coverack harbour, Coverack, St Keverne, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Coverack harbour, Coverack, St Keverne, Cornwall. Late 1800s
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Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1900s
Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1900s
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Furzupland, Kenwyn, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Furzupland, Kenwyn, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf
The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf
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Pentewan harbour and village, St Austell, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Pentewan harbour and village, St Austell, Cornwall. Late 1800s
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Three men building a Cornish Mow. 1900
Three men building a Cornish Mow. 1900
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Market Square, West Looe, Cornwall. Before 1892
Market Square, West Looe, Cornwall. Before 1892
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Blue Hills Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. 1893
Blue Hills Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. 1893
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Court Cocking, St Ives, Cornwall. 1890
Court Cocking, St Ives, Cornwall. 1890
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The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Cornwall. 1893 Featured Print

The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond, Carbis Bay, Lelant, Cornwall. 1893

A view of the Bessie wrecked at Carbis Bay, broadside to the surf, with the machinery of the Vulture beyond. SS Bessie (ON 49984) was an iron three masted brigantine rigged steamer of 287 tons gross, built in 1865 for the busy Hayle to Bristol trade and launched by Harvey and Company of Hayle. She was sold in 1889 to James Richards of Penarth and ran aground at Carbis Bay on 18th November 1893 while carrying coal from Cardiff to Portland, under the command of Captain David Moloney. Cintra and Vulture were wrecked on the same occasion. On page 84 of Cornish Shipwrecks, by Clive Carter, is a description of the days events: On 17th November 1893 came the Cintra Gale'. It had been a particularly stormy month, and soon after the 418-ton iron collier Cintra of Liverpool left Newport old dock for Dartmouth on the night of the 15th the wind again freshened from the ESE. It increased, and at 4pm next day Captain Henry Green of Brixham anchored in seven fathoms a mile off Carbis Bay. A few hours later another collier fled for shelter, the 345-ton Vulture of Cardiff, Hole master, and likewise bound for Dartmouth. At dusk they were joined by none other than the Bessie, whose anchor clattered down only half a mile from where she had grounded in 1866. She was bound from Cardiff to Portland under the command of Captain David Maloney. Captain Green of the Cintra prepared to slip and steam seaward, but huge seas were already smashing on board. Stanchions were buckled, ventilators snapped off, and at 2am the windlass seized up, jamming the anchor chains solid. As dawn broke the gale made its final shift to NNE; the Cintra was ready to sink at anchor, and men who tried to cut the fouled chains with hammers and chisels were driven back to shelter of the bridge. Captain Green hoisted a distress signal and gave orders for the lifeboat to be lowered but it capsized as it touched the water, and chief engineer Rogers, fire-man Summers and two able seamen disappeared in the surf. As Cintra lurched on to the sands it was every man for himself. Captain Green, steward Jones, two engineers and a fire-man jumped overboard, but able seaman Ash of Brixham, though handed a lifebelt by the captain, stayed behind, hoping the collier would ebb dry. The others were dragged ashore by coastguards and rocket men, but the chief engineer and the fireman died half an hour after rescue. Meanwhile, the crew of the Vulture, all of whom came from St Ives and Hayle, were landing by breeches-buoy. A few minutes after Captain Hole came ashore the Cintra, which lay only 100 yards away, suddenly broke up, drowning able seaman Ash. The Bessie's crew were also soon rescued, though the gale at this time was sufficient to stop dead both morning trains a mile from Carbis Bay, where the GWR branch line from St Erth crossed the exposed dunes. Later in the day the 936-ton iron screw steamer Rosedale of London, Dickenson master, in ballast from Southampton to Cardiff, wallowed past St Ives pier and went broadside on to Porthminster beach'. Photographer: Unknown

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Bark House, St Ives, Cornwall. 1880s
Bark House, St Ives, Cornwall. 1880s
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The Bridge, Penryn, Cornwall. 1900s
The Bridge, Penryn, Cornwall. 1900s
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Coverack, St Keverne, Cornwall. 1894
Coverack, St Keverne, Cornwall. 1894
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Henry Martins Home, Woodbury , Woodbury Point, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Henry Martins Home, Woodbury , Woodbury Point, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Calenick village from downstream, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Calenick village from downstream, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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SS Treleigh of Penzance, East Looe Quay, Looe, Cornwall. Probably 1895
SS Treleigh of Penzance, East Looe Quay, Looe, Cornwall. Probably 1895
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A schooner and other boats, East Looe Quay, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1890
A schooner and other boats, East Looe Quay, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1890
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East Looe, Cornwall. Probably 1870s
East Looe, Cornwall. Probably 1870s
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Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1894
Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1894
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Cawsand from the beach, Rame, Cornwall. 1890s
Cawsand from the beach, Rame, Cornwall. 1890s
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Children on beach at Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Children on beach at Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Two young miners at croust time at an unidentified mine in Cornwall. Late 1800s
Two young miners at croust time at an unidentified mine in Cornwall. Late 1800s
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The Bridge, Penryn, Cornwall. 1900s Featured Print

The Bridge, Penryn, Cornwall. 1900s

A crowd of people on the Commercial Road junction with Quay Hill, Penryn, looking west. The bridge is behind the crowd. The harbour office building is on the left, sporting a number of notices. The notice to the left of the harbour office window behind the gas lamp reads Borough of Penryn. Penryn Harbour ordinances. 1900 The large advertising notice on the road side of the office reads UGLOW. PIANOS 2/- (Two shillings) and 1/- (One shilling) ORGANS. FALMOUTH & ST AUSTELL'. The diagonal wording across the middle reads WHY BE WITHOUT ONE'. There are fifty three people posing for the camera. The majority are men and boys but four girls have managed to join the crowd. A top sail schooner is alongside the Quay. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

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Looking west down Truck Hill, Probus, Cornwall. 1900s
Looking west down Truck Hill, Probus, Cornwall. 1900s
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Tregaseal (Tregeseal) and the Foundry from Nancherrow Hill, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall
Tregaseal (Tregeseal) and the Foundry from Nancherrow Hill, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall
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Redruth Railway Station, Cornwall, 1st March 1867
Redruth Railway Station, Cornwall, 1st March 1867
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Lemon Quay and Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1900s
Lemon Quay and Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. 1900s
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Lamorna Cove, St Buryan, Cornwall. 1898
Lamorna Cove, St Buryan, Cornwall. 1898
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Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1896
Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1896
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Liskeard and Caradon Railway. Disused trackway near Cheesewring Quarry, Bodmin Moor
Liskeard and Caradon Railway. Disused trackway near Cheesewring Quarry, Bodmin Moor
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The Hayle lifeboat New Oriental Bank (later renamed E.F
The Hayle lifeboat New Oriental Bank (later renamed E.F
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J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
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Henry Scott Tukes French brigantine Julie of Nantes at the Mill Dam, Falmouth, Cornwall
Henry Scott Tukes French brigantine Julie of Nantes at the Mill Dam, Falmouth, Cornwall
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Pilchard seine boat, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall
Pilchard seine boat, Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition, Truro, Cornwall
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Old Kea Creek, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Old Kea Creek, Kea, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929) Featured Print

J. Davies Enys, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, early 20th century. John Davies Enys (1837-1912) was born at Enys, near Penryn, Cornwall, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1861. He was devoted to the natural sciences and travelled widely in search of specimens. Despite his scientific discoveries and published papers, Enys only ever saw himself as a gentleman collector'. He sent many objects back to Cornwall from New Zealand, some of which are in the Royal Cornwall Museum collections. He returned to the Enys Estate in 1891, which he inherited in 1906. Enys was twice President of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, in 1893-1895 and again from 1911 until his death in 1912. Mount Enys, the highest peak in the Craigieburn Range, Canterbury, is named after him. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York. In 1859 the family moved to Falmouth, where his father Daniel Tuke, a physician, established a practice. Tuke was encouraged to draw and paint from an early age and some of his earliest drawings, aged four or five years old, were published in 1895. In 1875, he enrolled in the Slade School of Art. Initially his father paid for his tuition but in 1877 Tuke won a scholarship, which allowed him to continue his training at the Slade and in Italy in 1880. From 1881 to 1883 he was in Paris where he met the artist Jules Bastien-Lepage, who encouraged him to paint en plein air (in the open air) a method of working that came to dominate his practice. While studying in France, Tuke decided to move to Newlyn, Cornwall where many of his Slade and Parisian friends had already formed the Newlyn School of painters. He received several lucrative commissions there, after exhibiting his work at the Royal Academy of Art in London. In 1885, he returned to Falmouth where many of his major works were produced. He became an established artist and was elected to full membership of the Royal Academy in 1914. Tuke suffered a heart attack in 1928 and died in March 1929. In his will he left generous amounts of money to some of the men who, as boys, had been his models. Today he is remembered mainly for his oil paintings of young men, but in addition to his achievements as a figurative painter, he was an established maritime artist and produced as many portraits of sailing ships as he did human figures. He was a prolific artist, over 1,300 works are listed and more are still being discovered

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Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th (?) July, 1894
Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th (?) July, 1894
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Three girls fishing in the River Kenwyn at the ford and footbridge, Treliske Lane
Three girls fishing in the River Kenwyn at the ford and footbridge, Treliske Lane
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Lis Escop, Kenwyn, Cornwall. Around 1910
Lis Escop, Kenwyn, Cornwall. Around 1910
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Victoria Terrace, Terras Road, St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Victoria Terrace, Terras Road, St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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The Wheel Inn and Riverside Cottages, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1904
The Wheel Inn and Riverside Cottages, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1904
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Denas Water, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1904
Denas Water, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1904
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Denas Water, Tresillian, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Denas Water, Tresillian, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Trenethick House, Gatehouse, Wendron, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Trenethick House, Gatehouse, Wendron, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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St Clement Churchtown, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
St Clement Churchtown, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Calenick Bridge and river, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Calenick Bridge and river, Cornwall. Early 1900s
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Calenick Creek from Brabyns Boat House, Calenick, Cornwall. 1900s
Calenick Creek from Brabyns Boat House, Calenick, Cornwall. 1900s
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Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1800s
Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Late 1800s
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