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Launch of Porthleven Lifeboat on Regatta Day, 1920s

NumberHESFM:1977.2373
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1920 — 1929
KeywordsPorthleven Events Regatta Emergency Services Lifeboat
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

Launching of the Porthleven lifeboat, showing large crowds gathered along the harbourside, pier and Bay View Terrace. The Bickford-Smith Institute can be seen towards the centre of the photograph. It is thought to have been taken on one of the annual regatta days during the 1920s. The lifeboat was withdrawn from service in 1929.