Sunday, 2 October 2016

No reason to stay ashore...

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore." Vincent Van Gogh.

A great quote from Van Gogh to start this Sunday.

These fishermen (photo from the Royal Cornwall Museum) were from Porthleven and all over 70 when they took to sea in World War One due to a shortage of local men.

More about Cornwall during WW1 in our exhibition Heart of Conflict at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, opening in December 2016.