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A collier ashore at Budleigh Salterton

A collier ashore at Budleigh Salterton

A carte-de-visite showing a beached ship. According to an inked inscription verso in a neat period hand, this is 'a Collier ashore at Salterton / 15 March 1866 / W. Sherlock.' A collier was a bulk cargo ship designed to carry coal.

Photographed by William Sherlock of Budleigh Salterton, a small town on the coast of East Devon.

Sherlock appears on the 1871 census living at East Budleigh with his wife Jane and their daughters Rose and Adelaide. Aged 58 in 1871, he was born in Lambeth in or about 1813. He died in 1889, aged 76.

Code: 126479
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