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Water colour – Pelter Brig

Date made: 1851

Maker / artist: George Wallis

Date collected: unknown

Material: oil paint|canvas

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F3899

A watercolour of the Pelter Brig painted by George Wallis in 1851. 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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