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Breaking in Goonhilly Downs or Helston Downs, 1908

NumberHESFM:1981.4658
PlaceHelston Cornwall United kingdom
Date1908. about
KeywordsGoonhilly Helston
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

A photographic postcard of 'breaking in Goonhilly Downs', 1908. Showing about eleven men and a dog, with a team of horses. However, another similar photograph in the collection is clearly identified as breaking in Helston Downs and names one of those involved as William Chenoweth. The transcription on the back of the 'breaking Goonhilly Downs' postcard states 'This is Mr B Chenoweth and of course you can see my father'. This indicates that the location is therefore Helston and not Goonhilly. In addition, the surrounding landscape does not look like Goonhilly Downs.