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Caption for Porthleven, The Harbour 1890: As with the port of Newlyn, the small harbour at Porthleven uses the registration letters of Penzance. It was (and remains) a common practice for two boats to share fixed moorings alongside each other as an adequate number for enhanced safety and security. Porthleven

An extract from Picturesque Harbours Photographic Memories.

Memories of Porthleven

I remember travelling from Luton in Bedfordshire during the late 1950s and early 1960s to spend a week at Mrs Sampson's Harbour House boarding facilities. My father used to drive the coach overnight from Luton and we would stop in Honiton on the way. If we were early we would also stop in Truro for a short time. (...Read full memory)

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