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Cadgwith Winch

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The winch house.
Name plate on the winch. Richard Hornsby and Sons.
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Original tools still at the side of the winch.
A pulley made by Loveridge's of Cardiff.
A pulley made by Loveridge's of Cardiff.
The name plate on a pulley made by Loveridge's of Cardiff.
A pulley made by Loveridge's of Cardiff.
One of the original hand winches still in situ on the harbour slope.

Cadgwith, on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, has been continually used as a base for fishing since its origin and still has the three eras of winch gear, to haul the boats up the slip way, on site.

There are two hand winches to be seen, which the women and children would have traditionally operated.

In the winch house at the top of the slip way there is, being restored, the petrol stationary engine winch, made by Richard Hornsby and Sons of Grantham and Stockport.

Outside of the winch house the small wooden box can be seen that houses the modern hydraulic winch.

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