Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Newlyn, home to creative minds and spirits - apart from those found in the Swordfish, Star, Red Lion and Tolcarne!.

The old and the new, Shane cruises past his old command aboard his punt Ali Cat on his way to scrounge some ice from the Karen N which, like many modern fishing boats, has an ice-making machine on board...


as the netter Ygraine heads for the ice-works to take on 6 tons of ice for her forthcoming trip chasing hake...


she'll have to wait for the Ajax to finish taking ice though...


up on the slip another of the Nowell fleet is getting her bottom scrubbed own and painted with antifouling along with new anodes...


captured on canvas by Claire Bowen, the latest artist to gain residence in Newlyn...


classic sailing boats like this berthed on the end of the pontoons...



inside the Old harbour the Ros Na Rioch is showing signs of neglect, still, where there's Hope...


built around 1700, the entrance to this cottage overlooking the harbour is wide enough to roll out the wooden barrels of pilchards that were processed within the four walls...


originally it is likely that the roof was thatched, the dormer windows were added in the late 1890s, for much of the late 1900s the formidable Miss Jacka, seamstress, lived there - she was renowned in the village for making wedding dresses based on photos from magazines like Vogue for local girls - she never liked 'trippers' parking in front of her window and would appear at the door waving an old walking sick shouting at any who dared spoil her view....


down in Newlyn town the Jupiter Gallery is hosting a show of paintings...


from local artist Trevor Thorn - the show features may local vessels captured in the scintillating light for which Newlyn is renowned.