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'Hevva Hevva'

Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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When a shoal of pilchards came into the bay, a lookout man on top the cliff would signal to a huer, who would run through the streets shouting "Hevva, hevva". The villagers would then rush down to the shore to help the fishermen net the pilchards.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Penzance


Date

1887

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 123 x W 204.5 cm

Accession number

PEZPH : 1989.54

Acquisition method

gift

Work type

Painting


Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HE England

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