The Pentreath photo archive talk at the NMMC, Falmouth

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Newlyn harbour; portrait of a Porthleven fisherman; unloading, Mevagissey harbour; launching lifeboat, Port Isaac; Princess Victoria. Click on the thumbnails to see larger photos. Images courtesy of the Pentreath Photographic Archives of Cornish Maritime History

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Professor Jan Pentreath will reveal some items from his archive of local images dating from the mid-nineteenth century up to the end of the 1930s at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall at Falmouth on the 7th December 2009.

The event is an illustrated public talk titled Snapshots of Cornish maritime history and is part of a programme combining a lecture and lunch exploring different historical and nautical themes. Prof Pentreath says: ‘Each image represents a snapshot of our rich local maritime history and reveals the lives of the men and women who lived and worked on our waters. This talk will look at a number of stunning images and the fascinating stories behind them.’

The lecture and set lunch is from 12.30pm on Monday, 7 December and costs £12.50. To book your place please call 01326 214546.

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