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Mine converted into a collection tin for Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society.

Mine converted into a collection tin for Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society.
Mine converted into a collection tin for Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6612
Description: A mine, probably dating from World War I, converted into a collection tin for the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society. As the plaque on the mine states, this was established in 1839 'for the alleviation of every phase of shipwreck distress among the seafaring population and their dependents'. The plaque goes on to boast that over a million cases had been relieved. This mine is in the harbour at Falmouth: in the distance are the buildings of the National Maritime Museum in Cornwall.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: c. 1920
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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