Cornwall Living 2018

Way back when

A look back at life on the coast in days gone by.

Boats under sail, Mount’s Bay (circa 1870)

Curious children watch as fishermen sell their catch on Newlyn beach in the late 1870s. The fishing boats on the horizon, known as Luggers, chased the fast-moving herring shoals around Britain’s coast for months before returning home. Within ten years of this photograph being taken, new fish sheds had been built, taking the market indoors for the first time.

Image courtesy of:
Penlee House Gallery & Museum / Gibson Archive

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