Talland Sands
Talland Sands




History of Talland


In March 1922 the French trawler 'Marguerite' ran aground in Talland Bay.

The 220 ton steam trawler had lost her way in a south-westerly gale. The lifeboat 'Ryder' was launched from Looe in response to her SOS but the trawler could not give her true position due to the nature of the weather so the lifeboat had trouble locating her. She ran onto the rocks half an hour after issuing her SOS.

When the recall signals were fired a motor lugger joined in the rescue towing the lifeboat against the wind and heavy weather to Talland Bay, where the Ryder's coxswain, Thomas Toms, effected the rescue of 21 people including the young son of the Marguerite's captain.

Eager to take advantage of the contents of the stricken trawler, local people recklessly accessed the vessel despite guards being stationed on the beach to prevent them but the fish cargo had been contaminated by carbide and was useless for food.

The 'Ryder' which has been restored can be seen at nearby Polperro.

 

 

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Talland Hill
Talland Hill




Talland Beach
Talland Beach


Talland Church
Talland Church


View from Talland Church
View from Talland Church


 

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