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An evocative scene of St. Ives Fishermen preparing for sea

Fish Seller and Donkey Cart, possibly Newlyn or Penzance

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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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