Exciting purchase: Late 18th century handbill

St Agnes Museum is delighted to have been able to purchase a rare, late eighteenth century handbill entitled “Reasons for the support of the St Agnes Pier Bill”.
Among these reasons it lists a dozen shipwrecks, including the Hanover, which might have been prevented had there been a harbour at St Agnes, and says a harbour would promote the pilchard fishery and mining industry.  It points out the opposition to the harbour by the “Proprietors of St Ives Pier”.
St Agnes Pier hand bill

St Agnes Pier handbill

 The Museum is very grateful to its supporters whose donations to the New Purchases Fund have made this purchase possible.

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