NO5502 : Pittenweem roofs

taken 11 years ago, near to Pittenweem, Fife, Great Britain

Pittenweem roofs
Pittenweem roofs
Until refrigeration was invented, herring were gutted and put in barrels with salt to preserve them. Sailing ships came from Holland (Netherlands) to buy the fish. As they were sailing to Scotland without a cargo they needed to load ballast for weight to keep the ships balanced. Often sailors used rocks, which they could throw overboard before they loaded their cargo. However the Dutch sailors loaded red roof tiles as ballast and sold them when they arrived in port. That is why houses in the "East Neuk" of Fife have red pantile roofs.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 March, 2007
Category
Historic town   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 550 024 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:12.7660N 2:43.5772W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 550 024
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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