The Cornish Pilchard Industry
The fish quay, Polperro, c. 1900 [Photograph by A. E. Raddy of Looe]
Catching the Pilchards
Fishing boats in the harbour at Polperro, c. 1880.
Processing the Pilchards: Salting
Salting the pilchards, Sennen, 1907
Processing the Pilchards: Pressing
Pressing the pilchards, Newlyn 2000
Pressing the pilchards in hogsheads, Newlyn 1925
Inside the Fratelli Teglio factory at Polperro c.1910
Processing the Pilchards: Packing
Traditional packing of pilchards in boxes, Newlyn 2000
"Salacche Inglesi": traditional packing of pilchards in casks, Newlyn 2000
Choosing the Best Pilchards
The Three Pilchards public house in Polperro, where the annual blind tasting of the preserved pilchards by the buyers took place.
[Photograph by Lewis Harding, c. 1860]
Processing the Pilchards: Sealing the Casks
Sealing the casks, Newlyn 2000.
Processing the Pilchards: Export
Loading the SS Adria at Penzance with casks of pilchards for the Mediterranean.
[Royal Institution of Cornwall]