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Caption for Porthleven, Outer Harbour And Lifeboat House 1908: The apparently unusually sharp incline of the launching ramp serving the lifeboat helped a speedy departure from the housing. Perhaps mooring a boat immediately in the rapid descent path was not very wise - this could cause problems both to the owner and the lifeboat crew.

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 (...Read full memory)

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