Newlyn Harbour Gallery: This page has been rebuilt in 2017 with new prints and content, it was a page I was ashamed of, now my printing skills are improved I can be quite proud of it now.
When metal prices fell Cornish Miners no longer able to work underground turned to fishing to feed their families. Fishing has always been a major part of Cornwall’s history.
When the price of Tin and Copper rose the miners would again seek underground employment and the hope of riches.
The images on this page were taken around Newlyn Harbour which is the home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK. Recorded far back in time by the Bishop of Exeter in 1435 this area is steeped in Local History and Heritage.
I spent a day wandering around taking photographs with some reasonable results, these images date from 2009.
An image of the pilots office at Newlyn Harbour.
Along the quay this old crane still stands proud, a visual record of the history of the harbour area.
The crane in the foreground, on the other side of the dock several fishing vessels are moored.
More fishing vessels moored up on the long Newlyn dock.
Further up the quay looking back, it is a large harbour area to protect a substantial number of boats.
Lobster pots stacked in front of this building, the doorway caught my eye.
A wider view of the same building, it makes a pleasing image.
Taken from The Old Pier looking back at the row of moored vessels.
An old fashioned street lamp on the Old Pier.
The tide was out so I had a wander around, this boat with the old engine in front made an interesting image.
A wider view of the same boat.
Many of the boats in this section of the harbour had fallen into disrepair and were slowly falling apart.
Sad to see, but it was good for photographs.
These two boats with the remains of another between them made a very good subject.
The same boats from the other side.
This shows the sad remains of the third boat.
I am not quite sure how they ended up like this.
I know there are several images of these boats but it made such a good subject, and I enjoyed taking and printing them.
The interior of one of the boats with the rusting engine, full of water from the previous high tide.
Boats moored in front of the Old Pier wall.
Flags and an old winch on the quayside.
An old fisherman’s hut or store, I rather like the balance in this image.
A second building offering textures and image balance.
Whilst wandering through the town this doorway deserved a photograph being taken.
Steep, narrow cobbled streets. In some places it was like walking back in time.
I very much enjoyed my day around Newlyn, had some wonderful Fish and Chips and Ben the dog enjoyed himself in the mud.
For more information about Newlyn follow this link www.newlynharbour.com
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