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Granny Boswell by A H Hawke, about 1900

NumberHESFM:1977.1062
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1900. about
KeywordsPeople Granny Boswell Helston
PhotographerHawke, Alfred Herbert
Copyright© Estate of A H Hawke

Granny Boswell (Ann Boswell) sitting with her hands on her lap and a pipe in her mouth, taken by A H Hawke of Helston about 1900. Granny Boswell was born in 1813 and became a noted fortune teller and familiar figure in villages throughout Devon and Cornwall. She frequented Helston during the latter years of her life and died in Helston Workhouse on 16th August 1909 at the age of 96. She is buried at Tregerest Cemetery, near Newbridge, Penzance. This photograph was donated to the museum in 1939 by the photographer.