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Wrong Newhaven

Postby colin.i2 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:23 am

Looking at your article on Sussex in the latest issue, I believe your researchers have let you down. The photograph of the fisherman by his boat with the young boys beside him is more likely to be from Newhaven, here in Edinburgh. Unless I am mistaken, the photograph is one by the pioneering Scottish photographers, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. Their early work prominently featured the fisher folk of Newhaven, at that time a small fishing village along the Forth next to its larger neighbour, Leith.
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Re: Wrong Newhaven

Postby Matt Elton » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:28 am

Hi Colin,

Hope you're well. I've had another look at that picture and you're quite right, it is from the wrong Newhaven – I'm not sure how that one slipped through! Sorry about that. Hope you enjoyed the article anyway...

All the best,

Matt
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