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Pilchard Fishing with Seine Nets at Gunwalloe, 1899

NumberHESFM:1977.1052
PlaceGunwalloe Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1899
KeywordsTrades and Professions Commercial Fishing Gunwalloe
PhotographerUnknown
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Fishermen tucking the seine nets at Gunwalloe in 1899. Pilchard fishing and processing was a thriving industry in Cornwall from around 1750 to around 1880, by the time this photograph was taken in 1899, the industry was in decline.