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Commercial Fishing

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Men Gutting Fish, Porthleven Quay, 1950s

NumberHESFM:1994.6426.30
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1950 — 1958. Photograph possibily taken 1950s
KeywordsPorthleven Trades and Professions Commercial Fishing
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Men gutting fish on the quay at Porthleven, possibily taken in the 1950s. Four men are dealing with the fish and two men are standing on top of the quay wall. The photograph is taken on the quay in front of The Ship Inn. On the right hand side of the photograph can be seen the wooden baulk which has been raised and is waiting in place to be lowered into the harbour mouth when the weather is rough. Jerboa Cottages and the large building at the bottom of Salt Cellar Hill can be seen in the background. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston.