We will be taking our MemoryFish archive and photographic exhibition to the Seafood Cornwall Training Hub on the Strand in Newlyn on Saturday. The photographs have been collected as part of the MemoryFish Project, an MMO funded and FLAG supported project. The exhibition includes early images from well-known collections including The Morrab Library and photographs dating from the 1970’s and 80’s taken by Glyn Richards and Billy Stevenson. Radio Cornwall veteran, Ted Gundry, will also be present to share his interviews with fishermen recorded over many decades to the present day.
Project Officer, Tom Goskar is delighted that the collections are being shared with the public “these photographs are an invaluable window on our fishing heritage and reveal some of the changes that have taken place in the fishing industry and Newlyn over time”. Tom hopes that members of the public will help him to identify the people, boats and activities on show and perhaps bring in their own photographs. ‘Families are often the keepers of our heritage and I would be delighted if people shared their memories with us and their photographs of any aspect of the fishing industry from sea to plate.”
The MemoryFish Project recognises the importance of fishing heritage to the future of the industry and to schools, communities and businesses. All the photographs in the exhibition will be made available in perpetuity through the free online archive – cornishmemory.com.
The MemoryFish Exhibition is open from 10am – 4pm, on Saturday 22nd August at the Training Hub, Seafood Cornwall, the Strand, Newlyn.