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JDC 421.tif
This is a frequent scene - fishermen, pilchards and nets draped over two oars for ease of handling. Two older men may have come down to help (...just a thought) other luggers in the distance. Just visible appears to be the lighthouse on the end of a…

An evocative scene of St. Ives Fishermen preparing for sea

Fish Seller and Donkey Cart, possibly Newlyn or Penzance

FISH 8.007.tif
Tucking a pilchard seine was when an exceptionally large catch was netted. The "tucker" was a smaller net used to keep the bulk of the catch in the main net (centre of picture) whilst the main catch was carted away. In this case a week's work by all…
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