SW9780 : Port Quin and the fields beyond

taken 14 years ago, near to Port Quin, Cornwall, Great Britain

Port Quin and the fields beyond
Port Quin and the fields beyond
The fishing village of Port Quin was abandoned sometime in the late 19th century and local legends tell of the day the men went fishing against advice and tradition (possibly on a Sunday) and were swept away by a huge storm. The truth is probably that the herring and pilchard fishing on which the village depended slowly declined in the latter half of the 19th century and at the same time small local mines closed down and the people slowly moved away or emigrated.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 October, 2005
Village (deserted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 971 804 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.2793N 4:52.0658W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 969 806
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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