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Friday, 7 November 2014

Book launch - Salt of the Earth at the Mission tonight






A name synonymous with fish, fishing and fishermen!




At last, the day has arrived when the public will get a chance to see all 200 of the local fishing community captured in book form by portrait photographer David Penprase in the book Salt of the Earth which has just been published as a fundraising project that captures the people, mainly fishermen who make the community Newlyn what it is......



fishermen like these two who if you know them you will see something of the person captured so well by David Penprase...



the Mission centre in Newlyn is sadly planned for selling off by the charity RNMDSF as it finds it can no longer support big, expensive building in fishing ports that it has so wonderfully served for over 100 years and instead is focusing on supporting Mission staff in their services to the community...



well know skippers like Don Liddicoat and his family feature...



as do a host of other skippers and fishermen...



and the next generation to follow in their boots...



sometimes it's an unmistakable hat like Cap'n Cod's...



or in Joe Crow's case his minuscule mutt - just the kind of dog you would expect from a regular in a pub that featured in Sky TV's series, Britain's Most Dangerous pubs...




is to serve fishing communities up and down the country...



and part of what makes the port a living, working fishing community with a bright future!