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Lamorna, Cornwall

Lamorna is a small fishing village on the Land's End peninsula in Cornwall. It is effectively a small congregation of houses clustered around a natural harbour. At the end of the 19th century it became popular as a subject amongst many of the painters of the Newlyn School, including, particularly the artist S J "Lamorna" Birch, who lived there in a small cottage.

It has a pub, "The Wink", whose name alludes to the other occupation of its inhabitants in days gone by, smuggling, "the wink" being the indication that contraband could be obtained. The pub is the subject of a novel by Martha Grimes[?], entitled "The Lamorna Wink".



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