Seaweed being gathered by two men and loaded onto a horse-drawn cart in the inner harbour of Polperro in Lansallos. Fishing boats can be seen moored beside the inner harbour wall in the background, with the cliffs rising sharply in the distance
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Polperro inner harbour, Cornwall, 1850-1900. The man in the foreground is gathering seaweed and loading it into horse-drawn cart. © Historic England OP04861
Polperro inner harbour, Cornwall, 1850-1900. The man in the foreground is gathering seaweed and loading it into horse-drawn cart. © Historic England OP04861

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