SX3553 : The Boathouse, Portwrinkle

near to Portwrinkle, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Boathouse, Portwrinkle
The Boathouse, Portwrinkle
This is an old building going back to at least the 19th century. It is situated at the top of the slipway and, when this photograph was taken, was still performing exactly the duties for which it was intended. In the 19th century the fishermen of Portwrinkle bought out the fishery from the local landowner by forming a co-operative called "The Poor Man's Endeavour", quite a radical name for the time. I like to think that they also recognised there was an element of black humour in the name (hint: shorten the last word). They were photographed standing in front of this boathouse in around 1880.
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Sunday, 30 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 October, 2005
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 35482 53863 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.6972N 4:18.8630W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 35485 53851
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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