Coast Guards, Cornwall 1945

As always from British Pathé, this film from 1945 is a fabulous period piece – but look out for the cracking bit of footage about firing a rescue rocket. My thanks to Fowey boat builder Marcus Lewis for the link. Advertisements

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Boat Building Academy and National Maritime Museum Cornwall launch short courses at Falmouth

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the Boat Building Academy have teamed up to run a series of short three- and five-day courses at the Falmouth museum’s premises. The first weekend course, ‘Make a fender – decorative ropework and splicing’, with BBA visiting instructor Roy Gollop on 30 and 31 March will teach decorative ropework and splicing, and … Continue reading “Boat Building Academy and National Maritime Museum Cornwall launch short courses at Falmouth”

Old coloured postcards and colour photos of Cornwall

There’s something arresting about these hand-coloured postcards of Cornwall, which I gather are dated around 1895. See many more at How to be a Retronaut. There’s a nice comparison with another Retronaut set of the area, this time of colour photos taken just a few years later in 1913.