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Oil painting – Pelter Brig in the Warren

Date made: 1850 (circa)

Maker / artist: Charles Augustus Mornewick


Date collected: unknown

Material: oil paint|canvas

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F2845

Pelter Brig in The Warren by Charles Augustus Mornewick. An old wooden sailing ship known as The Pelter Brig was hauled high up the beach at Folkestone Warren, near Horse’s Head Rock, and used as a coastguard station Рa base to catch smugglers Рin the early 19th century. In the 1830s, John Anderson, a coastguard lived on board with his wife and 8 children. They shared the ship with 8 other families.

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