TQ8209 : Wooden Fishing Boats

near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

Wooden Fishing Boats
Wooden Fishing Boats
A disused boat in the foreground, and a working boat on the beach behind. Note the Jolly Roger flag, celebrating Pirate day on the previous day along with the world record number of pirates in one place.
Fishermen's Stade
Hastings has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England.

A harbour began construction in the late 1800's but funding ran out. The harbour arm was partially blown up during World War II to prevent the enemy using it, and so the boats have continued using the beach.

Around fifteen wooden and steel boats still fish and are moored on Harbour Beach to the East of the Harbour Arm. They are pushed into and pulled out of the water by bulldozers and winches. This would once have been done by horse walking around a circular winch.

The fleets future is constantly under threat due to increasing quota pressures.
Pirate day
An annual event ran since 2009, thousands of people come to Hastings dressed as pirates.

In 2010 and 2012 Hastings held the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Gathering of Pirates", where over 14,000 people (2012) dressed as pirates gathered on Pelham Beach.

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Saturday, 7 August, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 14 August, 2010
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Coastal 
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Boat 
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Fishing boats   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 826 094 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.3170N 0:35.5849E
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