Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Charlestown Harbour, Port and Sailing Ships - Plus Prostitutes in the 1700s and1800s
Okay, I know there has been a recent post on Charlestown but these are all different photos from a separate visit. As you can see the sky was blue.
How lucky is the owner of the house below, it overlooks the sea and also the harbour.
The small beach looked tempting but ...
... there weren't many people enjoying the sea.
It was, however, quite busy on one of the harbour walls next to the beach.
A few tall ships in Charlestown Port, always interesting to see.
Another sailing ship. Note the chute to the left of the photo. This would have once been used to load ships with local china clay.
The small boat below was initially used in the Hornblower television series. It has been used in other TV shows and films including Poldark, Taboo and Ammonite.
The vessel is an example of an 18th century boat used for carrying goods and people to shore.
Looking across the fields and houses.
Finally Eleven Doors. I think you can probably guess from how it got its name. Yes, there were eleven doors but there is also something else for which it was well known: prostitution!
Not nowadays, of course, Heaven forbid, but in times of old (early 1700s to mid 1800s).
At the time Charlestown was famed for its smuggling by 'free traders'. The prostitutes would await for custom by the Eleven Doors.
And on that note, that's all for today. Thank you for your visit.
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