Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Cornish Fishing Village

This video Life in a Cornish coastal fishing village, Mousehole 1940's epitomises exactly what it is that I want Porthkeres to model. Not just the fishing port, but the feeling. Perhaps it's a romantic one, as undoubtedly life was pretty hard, but seems proud and optimistic.

Anyway, there is so much to learn from this short film that will be of use in getting the details right for the layout and in particular that it will be the height of the pilchard season in August, when Porthkeres is set. (More in Pilchard Fishing Industry (1949)) And in the harbour will be Langley Miniature Models' new Traditional Wooden Fishing Trawler.

Fishing in Cornwall
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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