Breaking in Helston Downs or Goonhilly Downs, about 1910
|Place||Goonhilly Cornwall United Cornwall|
|Date||1910 — 1914. about|
|Keywords||Trades and Professions Farming Helston|
|Photographer||Hawke, Alfred Herbert|
|Copyright||© Estate of A H Hawke|
An eight horse team ploughing Helston Downs or Goonhilly Downs, about 1910. Messrs S Williams, Jennings, T Chynoweth, W Chynoweth, Jennings, J Charles and three other men are standing with the horses. There is some confusion over this photograph as another copy in the collection, HESFM:1977.1428, states that they are ploughing Goonhilly Downs. The horses and men are posed before they begin work. A scrubby hedge and leafless trees can be see in the background, as well as a telegraph pole, but there are no other distinguishing landmarks. Photograph by A H Hawke of Helston, Penryn and Porthleven.