Almost 350 Porthleven characters have been captured in a new book of photography being sold for a children's charity.

The book has been put together by photographer David Penprase and his wife Jan, from their garden shed.

Over the last 18 months they have photographed men and women, young and old, down to a three-month-old baby.

The book is now in the final stages of production and will be sold to raise funds for the Children's Hospice South West's Precious Lives Appeal.

Every penny of the £15 sale price will go to the charity.

David said: "Not only will it hopefully raise a lot of money, but it's a brilliant archive. It's a huge cross section of the community at this time."

The books will be sold at a number of businesses around Porthleven, with an exhibition of the photographs at the Customs House Gallery between February 12 and 25, from 10am until 5pm seven days a week.

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