Commercial Fishing

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Porthleven Fisherman, 1950s

PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1950 — 1958. about
KeywordsPorthleven People Trades and Professions Commercial Fishing
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

A fisherman leaning on a granite quoine on the quay at Porthleven, about 1950. There are chains wrapped round the quoine, which were used to secure boats. The boat's sail can be clearly seen and the boat is PZ576. The photograph is taken looking towards the harbour head and a number of boatsheds and buildings can be seen in the background, including St Bartholomews Church. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.