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Kingfisher nailed to the mast of a fishing vessel used as a charm to bring a ‘good catch’.

This week I photographed several unusual objects from the collection of Scarborough Museums Trust, all of which will be on display at Scarborough Art Gallery in 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Pendent warn by sailors to protect against drowning.

The exhibition named ‘Fears, Foes & Faeries’ will explore many almost forgotten fears and superstitions of local Scarborians. The original charms, collected by ex-museum curator William James Clarke between the World Wars, will be at the heart of the exhibition. I was very pleased to be asked to help them with photography for the marketing and promotion of this event.

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