Fishermen's Stade :: Shared Description

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.
by Oast House Archive
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TQ8209 : RX258 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade and harbour arm by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : View over Hastings harbour by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : Hastings fishing boats seen from West Hill by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : RX 320 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : RX150 at Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Beach, Hastings harbour by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : RX150 by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Hastings Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Boats at fishermen's stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishing boat at Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Piano boots by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Derelict boat at Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : RX258 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Mandy Ann on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Beach Based Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishing Boats off Rock-A-Nore Road by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Boats at Fishermen's stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive

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Created: Sat, 28 Nov 2009, Updated: Thu, 22 Sep 2011

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