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The Barry Simpson Collection

Images of the Restronguet area

Re1. Auction Notice for property and business at Marblehead Quay in 1783. The Chasewater Company is most likely the North Downs and Chasewater Copper Company. There are several records of more sales, a new 99 year lease and an occupancy by the Ferris family for at least 10 years from 1841 to 1851.   Photo
Re2. Interesting old photo of Restronguet Point. Note the small steamer at anchor in the 'pool' and appears to be unloading cargo into barges for transport to the upper reaches of the creek. Photo: Royal Institute of Cornwall.   Photo
Re3. Marblehead Quay and Restronguet Point viewed from the Pandora Inn. Photo: Royal Institute of Cornwall.   Photo
Re4. The tip of Restronguet Point was known as 'the golf course' as local players used it for practice.   Photo
Re6. NW side of Restronguet Point and the 'Gut'. Photo: Graham Crocker.   Photo
Re7. The bell which was once used to summon the ferry from the Pandora Inn. It came from of the local Chellew Steamer 'Penpoll'. It is said to have disappeared during the 1939-45 war.   Photo
Re8. Terry Major oyster dredging. This would not have been inside Restronguet Creek but is included to show how it was done from small boats as opposed to the larger working boats under sail. Photo: Charles Warren.   Photo
Re9. Charlie and Will Trebilcock help Dick to pick up oysters which had been laid down in the beds upstream of the Pandora Inn in the 1960s.   Photo
Re10. The now 'Environment Agency' photo of effects of Wheal Jane spill in 1992. Photo: National Rivers Authority. Reference 1104/3/16   Photo
Re11. The now 'Environment Agency' photo of effects of Wheal Jane spill in 1992. Photo: National Rivers Authority. Reference 1104/1/15   Photo