Historical photos of Coverack

We usually love to share photos of the village on our Facebook page, however during lockdown this is less feasible. We’ve decided to take this opportunity to share historical photos of Coverack! Here are a few we’ve shared so far, plus one extra just for the website!

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Coverack pre-1900 as the Lifeboat House has not been built. It’s likely that they are collecting seaweed in the cart to use as fertiliser.
Potato Picking
Picking early potatoes in one of the fields that is now where the Bay Hotel is. We think this was probably during or just after World War I.

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Sunny Corner From Battery
Based on the houses, we believe this was the taken in the late 1960s.
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Outside Gunvor and Minstrel Cottages.
King Harry Ferry February 1951
A newspaper article about the King Harry Ferry in Coverack harbour from February 1951.

If you have any old photos of Coverack we would really love to share them. You can post them to our Facebook page or send them to webmaster@coverack.org.uk.