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5 April 2012

New exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth is set to host a new photographic exhibition which examines the historical ties between Cornish and Breton fishing communities.

Opening on Friday 5 April, the display will feature a series of rare images never exhibited before from a rare collection of photographs taken by Oliver Hill in Newlyn in the early 20th century.

The exhibition will look at the links between the two fishing communities, whilst exploring other aspects of marine life that were prevalent throughout Cornwall.

Milly Newman, Exhibition Development Manager said: “The links between Cornwall and Brittany date back thousands of years and this exhibition reveals how smuggling, fishing, and even clandestine wartime escapes kept the links between these two communities strong during the first half of the 20th century.

Be sure to explore this fascinating exhibit whilst enjoying a stay in some 5 star accommodation in Cornwall, the perfect base for a luxurious relaxing break. 

Image courtesy of Tim Green aka atoach

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