Saturday, 9 September 2017

The Fishermen of St Ives Calendar 2018 from the Fishermen's Mission.

“The Fishermen of St Ives Calendar” was officially launched in Porthmeor, St Ives and is now on sale. The Fishermen’s Mission thanked who all attended, the photographer Chris Boulton, his girlfriend Clare Golder who designed the calendar and Chris Riddle at Porthmeor Studios who kindly offered the venue to show the images. The studios were a former pilchard works and below at sea level are the fishermen’s stores so it was wonderful to hold the launch there and look out to sea where many of the photographs were taken.

Endorsed by the fishermen, all who attended were delighted to see the pictures and many of the fishermen were asked for autographs. An evening of amazed and interested faces, the vibrate colours and the detail of the images on display from the calendar got the crowd excited. The images printed on to A1 and A3 were for sale, Ian Harris an active member of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, purchased a poster and a calendar “The calendar is stunning, Chris has managed to capture the mood, passion & toil of each fisherman and there surroundings. It was good to meet Chris but most impressed to see the number of fisherman that came to check out their pictures, yes but more importantly to support those that support them.” Long term supporter of the Fishermen’s Mission and local business owners, Sue and Pete Fraser from Harbour Lights in Falmouth and Fraser’s in Penzance added “We have made the Fishermen’s Mission our chosen charity over the past 12 years because of the amazing work they do in supporting the fishermen, their families in times of need and being a voice for the industry.  We owe a great deal to the fishing industry locally and nationally and we will continue to stand alongside the Fisherman’s Missions charitable efforts.”

The photographer Chris Boulton and his girlfriend Clare Golder, who designed the calendar said, “The response to the calendar has been overwhelming and every person photographed for it, took time from their precious free time to come along to the launch night, which meant a lot. These guys literally put their lives on the line for our fish supper and the Fishermen's Mission are there should the worst happen.  All profits from the sale of the calendar go directly to the Mission and it’s the least we could do to help the cause in some way.”

This A3 calendar, retails at £10, all proceeds to go directly to the charity, the Fishermen's Mission, as everyone involved in the compilation received no payment. 

On sale now in St Ives; 
the town centre Wharf Road Post Office, 
Tourist information, 
St Eia Cabin Newsagent, 
Gallery 38 and the 
Fishermen’s Co-operative. 

In Penzance; The Edge of the World Bookshop and Penlee Gallery. For online sales follow the link to the Charity’s website