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Images Dated 2016 May

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View from Porthminster beach to St Ives, Cornwall. 1903 Featured May Print

View from Porthminster beach to St Ives, Cornwall. 1903

View from Porthminster beach looking towards St Ives railway station on the left of the picture and the harbour in the distance. A fishing lugger is leaving harbour beating out to sea under a stiff breeze. Note the capstans used for hauling fishing vessels up the beach. Large pieces of timber called capstan arms would be inserted into the square holes at the top. Rope attached to the vessels bow would be passed around the capstan drum and men would push the arms around to haul the boat up the beach. This would normally be done at high tide to get the boat to the highest point of the beach and safely away from any heavy seas crashing onto the beach. Photographer: John Charles Burrow

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Cunnacks Tannery, Helston, Cornwall. October 1883 Featured May Print

Cunnacks Tannery, Helston, Cornwall. October 1883

In the top hat is George James Cunnack (1823-1911), senior partner in this firm of tanners and curriers trading as G.J. Cunnack & Sons. Far left of the picture is Francis Henry Cunnack (1861-1936). To the far right is workman William Jennings. The data was supplied by Edward Cunnack on 17.12.1979. The tannery had premises in Meneage Street, the works were presumably here as well. In 1906 it is believed they also had premises in Lady Street and St Johns. Photographer: Unknown

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Entrance to Tregothnan lodge gate and house, near Tresillian Bridge, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1925 Featured May Print

Entrance to Tregothnan lodge gate and house, near Tresillian Bridge, Tresillian, Cornwall. Around 1925

Major Arthur William Gill's car is in the foreground. Tregothnan has been home to the Boscawen family since 1334. The house was rebuilt by Edward Boscawen (1787-1841), fourth Viscount and First Earl of Falmouth, near the site of an older mansion. Tregothnan has the largest historic garden in Cornwall. It is open to the public for one weekend every year. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, in around 1925. He 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 many cases, colour. These were painted by his own hand to great effect

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