Saturday, 26 January 2019
PENTEWAN, CORNWALL: COMPARING HOW IT LOOKED IN 1900 WITH TODAY
The photo above is of of Pentewan, Cornwall and part of the harbour, circa 1900. So over one hundred years later I tried to find the same scene.
It was difficult and I was unable to get the exact view. I climbed a small path (safely) up the side of the cliff and found the very same cottage, as the photo above shows. It looks very much the same - as was the skyline. When I tried to go higher, to exactly match the 1900 photo, there were too many bushes and trees to take a photo.
I snapped a photo from ground level to show where the cottage is positioned. Unfortunately another property has been built partly in front of it - spoiling the view. I placed a red dot on the cottage.
The house directly below the red dot is the old Harbour Master's residence.
In the late 1800s, and early 1900s the harbour would have been full of tall sailing ships exporting local china clay, metals and the like all over the world. That is all in the past, it's now a quiet village during the winter, spring and autumn - but gets its share of holiday makers and tourists during the summer season.
The photo above and below show how Pentewan looks nowadays - well on a sunny, blue sky day when all the holiday makers must have been on the beach!
I'm starting off in Mevagissey for today's post, with it's jumble of boats and fishing paraphenalia. I'm now...