SW8132 : Custom House Quay, Falmouth

taken 2 years ago, near to Falmouth, Cornwall, Great Britain

Custom House Quay, Falmouth
Custom House Quay, Falmouth
Custom House Quay was Falmouth's original harbour lined by pubs (The Chain Locker and The Quayside Inn) and the custom house itself. It was immensely important with the coming of the packet ships. These small fast ships were the news carriers of their day. This was where the Royal Mail established its packet service and For 150 years, Falmouth was the only place where the mail came in and out of the country and where overseas news first reached Britain. In its heyday, 3000 ships a year passed through Falmouth but by 1850, sail had been replaced by steam. The steamships were faster and more reliable than the old sailing packets. And they had no problem reaching London whatever the wind. And so Falmouth’s importance diminished (LinkExternal link BBC Cornwall).
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 811 325 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:9.1675N 5:3.8964W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 811 325
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Falmouth Harbour  Quayside  Harbour  Quay 

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