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Anchor Head

Anchor Head

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: 10358.a.53

Item number: 10

Length: 11

Width: 14.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Anchor Head Cove. - Perhaps this is one of the most charming marine spots about Weston. At one time it was difficult of access, and therefore was often used by the visitor who desired a quiet hour with a favourite book, but town improvements which followed in connection with the Esplanade have done much to remove this privacy, without detracting from the characteristic rocky beauty of the place. It can now be approached from two parts of the Esplanade, by broad flights of steps, and there are also steps leading up to the road in front of Claremont Crescent. A boating slip has lately been carried out from the shingly beach, to low water mark, and it is, therefore, a favourite and much frequented resort, as visitors can enjoy a row or sail at almost any state of the tide."

Descriptive text by Lawrence Brothers from the book 'Weston-Super-Mare Illustrated' 1891

This is the tenth in a series of 16 cabinet card views of the town published in the book 'Weston-Super-Mare Photographed.' In the 1880s Cabinet Card photographs eventually replaced the smaller carte de visite format. As the name suggests, the cabinet image was large enough to be displayed on a side table or bureau. They remained in vogue until the turn of the century when they were superseded by the photographic picture postcard.

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