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 : Old Town fishing area at night by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Old Town and Fishing area by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Working beach, Hastings by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Fishermen's stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : RX310 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Fishing Boats in snow by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : RX150 Fishing Boat by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishing Boats and Aerobatic Plane by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermens Stade by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Fishermen's stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Bulldozer at Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : NN201 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Gulls over Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermen's stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings seafront by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : RX118 & NN290 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boat on Hastings beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Sandra by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Boats at Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Old Town, Beach & Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : RX60 at Fishermen's Stade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Rock-A-Nore car park by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Boats at 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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