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The Lifeboat station and neighbouring buildings viewed from the quayside, East Looe, Cornwall. After 1891

The Lifeboat station and neighbouring buildings viewed from the quayside, East Looe, Cornwall. After 1891


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The Lifeboat station and neighbouring buildings viewed from the quayside, East Looe, Cornwall. After 1891

Two fishing boats are drawn up on the beach, with a group of men standing and mending nets. The obelisk built in 1891 is visible in the background. Photographer: Surgeon Captain John Campbell

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TRURI : LOOel.53

Media ID 12083114

© From the collection of the RIC

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This print from the Royal Cornwall Museum takes us back in time to East Looe, Cornwall, after 1891. The scene captures the essence of a bustling coastal village with its lifeboat station and neighboring buildings standing proudly against the backdrop of a picturesque quayside. In this snapshot, two fishing boats rest peacefully on the sandy beach while a group of hardworking men gather around them, meticulously mending their nets. Their weathered faces tell stories of countless voyages at sea and their skilled hands work effortlessly to ensure that their equipment is in perfect condition for future expeditions. As our eyes wander towards the background, we catch sight of an impressive obelisk built in 1891. This monument stands tall as a testament to human ingenuity and serves as a constant reminder of the community's commitment to maritime safety. The charm of this photograph lies not only in its historical significance but also in the lively details it reveals. A cornish horse grazes peacefully nearby while an adorable dog scampers playfully along the quayside. Children can be seen wearing hats as they explore their surroundings or perhaps enjoy a leisurely ride in a pram. Through Surgeon Captain John Campbell's lens, we are transported back to an era where simplicity reigned supreme and close-knit communities thrived by relying on one another's skills and support. This remarkable image encapsulates both nostalgia and admiration for those who dedicated themselves to preserving life at sea.

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