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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back, back, back . . .

The Polperro History Society has produced a marvellous CD of the photographs of all the fishermen in the little village of Polperro in Cornwall in the 1850s or thereabouts – some of the earliest photographs taken in the Westcountry; wonderful old gnarled faces - among them one of my great-grandfather William Jolliff, whose daughter Priscilla married my grandfather William Blatchford in May 1862 – and one of  Priscilla’s brother Charles (great-grand-uncle is it? can’t work it out) lounging about on the quay with some friends – he is on the right, and recognisable as me in younger days, informally dressed!

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