A photograph of an older and a younger woman talking on the steps of the entrance of two terraced cottages in Newlyn. In front of them are two pails, a bussa and a sleeping cat. Clothes hang out to dry between the two doors and on the wooden fence to the left. Both wear aprons tied in two places at the back. - Collections - Penlee House Gallery and Museum Penzance Cornwall UK
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Map of Old Cornwall
Cockle woman, Exmouth, Devon circa 1906
'Mildred' struck under Gurnards Head in thick fog at midnight, 6 April 1912. She was carrying slag from Newport to London. When she began to pound broadside on, the captain and crew launched a boat and rowed along the cliffs to St Ives. The 'Mildred', Cornish built and owned, was launched in 1889.
Newlyn, Cornwall, 1906 - Stanhope Alexander Forbes
The Gibson family photographic business was founded in Penzance by John Gibson in the 1860s, who took his first photograph of a wreck in 1869. However it was his two sons Alexander and Herbert who perfected the art of photographing wrecks and who produced perhaps the most dramatic and haunting images of ships wrecked at sea, and the related images of heroic rescues, survivors, burials and salvage scenes.
A photograph of a woman beating a fishing net outside a white granite house in Newlyn. The net is laid out on the base of a climber. Other plants, including nasturtiums, grow in pots in front of the wall. A number of pails, bowls, pitchers and bussas sit on the cobbled lane, indicating that it was the centre of much activity. A coat hangs on a hook in the doorway next door. - Collections - Penlee House Gallery and Museum Penzance Cornwall UK