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
More nearby... Related descriptions Selection is automatic and approximate, it might not always select closely matching descriptions

133 images use this description. Preview sample shown below:

TQ8209 : Fishing Boats on Hastings Beach by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishing Boats at Hastings sea front by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Old Town, Beach & Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Fishing Boats by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : East Hill Lift by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Boat on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boat on Hastings beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boats on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Pots, Hastings beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boats on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Working beach, Hastings by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : RX405 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boats on the beach, Hastings harbour. by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : RX 320 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boats on the beach, Hastings by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boat winch, Hastings beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boats on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : RX118 & NN290 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Mandy Ann on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : RX60 on the beach by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Boats on the beach, Hastings by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : RX258 on the beach by N Chadwick

... and 108 more images.

These Shared Descriptions are common to multiple images. For example, you can create a generic description for an object shown in a photo, and reuse the description on all photos of the object. All descriptions are public and shared between contributors, i.e. you can reuse a description created by others, just as they can use yours.
Created: Sat, 28 Nov 2009, Updated: Thu, 22 Sep 2011

The 'Shared Description' text on this page is Copyright 2009 Oast House Archive, however it is specifically licensed so that contributors can reuse it on their own images without restriction.

You are not logged in login | register
please support us