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Breaking in Helston Downs or Goonhilly Downs, about 1910

NumberHESFM:1981.4638
PlaceGoonhilly Cornwall United Cornwall
Date1910 — 1914. about
KeywordsTrades and Professions Farming Helston
PhotographerHawke, 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.