The photograph reproduced here is a fine example of Lewis Harding's photography dating from the 1870s. An artist, believed to be William Henry Pike (1846-1908) sits opposite the Three Pilchards inn in Polperro. The cart at the harbour slip-way in the foreground belonging to A.R.N. Searle of Talland is filled with chunks of lime, used by farmers to improve their soil.
Lewis Harding's life and photography is celebrated in a new book just published by the Polperro Heritage Press containing nearly 100 photographs taken by Harding, many of them portraits of local fishermen and children in Polperro. Click here for further details.
Visit this page again soon when we hope to have more of Harding's historic photographs of Polperro in Victorian times