NU2519 : Craster Harbour, 1964 2

taken 58 years ago, near to Craster, Northumberland, Great Britain

Craster Harbour, 1964  2
Craster Harbour, 1964 2
Securing a coble in the harbour. Note the concrete topping of the natural basalt of the Great Whin Sill to form a quay.
Photos by David Murray-Rust

My father David was an enthusiastic and competent amateur photographer and owned a prewar Leica camera. These photos were taken by him in the course of family holidays principally in Cornwall, Somerset and Pembrokeshire, in the 1940s and 1950s when I was a small boy.

My parents kept holiday diaries into which the prints were pasted, so it has been possible to locate and date images with reasonable accuracy. A large proportion of the pictures in the diaries are of family members and not suitable for Geograph, although people do appear in some of the pictures where the scenic value makes them worthwhile for the historical value.

The photos are scanned from small commercial prints (about 3 x 2 inches which was the normal size in those days) rather than from original negatives (long since jettisoned!). Even so, I have been surprised how much detail is captured by using a large dpi scan setting; they are still equivalent to a 10-12 megapixel digital image, although reduced size images have been submitted for this series.

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Alan Murray-Rust   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
8 August 1964   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 29 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Village, Rural settlement  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Craster 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2579 1998 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.3783N 1:35.6151W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2580 1995
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Fishing Boats  Harbour Scene  Fishing Coble 

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