Netting sheds, Lowestoft AA98_12838
Lowestoft, Suffolk. Interior view of stored nets in netting sheds at Shoals Yard. Fishing nets were an essential tool for the fisherman and required considerable maintenance. After each fishing trip, nets had to be laid out to dry and any tears mended. They also had to be washed regularly using a solution traditionally made of oak or birch bark to reduce damage from sea salt. They were then stored in special netting sheds. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in September 1968.
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Brixham Fish Market BAR03_01_365
Brixham, Torbay, Devon. Fishermen and traders in the fish market, with crates of fish and buckets of ice on the ground. Photographed in September 1964. In 1971 the fish market moved from this site at the inner harbour to the New Fish Quay.
Fish, Fishing, Harbour, Quay