TA0488 : 'The Herring Girls' sculpture, Scarborough

taken 2 months ago, near to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England

'The Herring Girls' sculpture, Scarborough
'The Herring Girls' sculpture, Scarborough
Attached to the wall of 33 Sandside (see TA0488 : 32 and 33 Sandside, Scarborough), by Bill Cordaroy (2017), a blacksmith from near East Ruston, Norwich.

The iron artwork shows three herring girls (or herring lasses), groups of women who would travel the east coast from as far north as Aberdeen to as far south as Great Yarmouth, following herring as they migrated throughout the year, gutting, salting and barrelling the catches of the fishermen.

The huge wealth that this industry created each year attracted many followers; this gathering became known as 'Scarborough Fair'.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Paul Harrop and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Geographical Context: Coastal City, Town centre Primary Subject: Sculpture
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 September, 2023   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 27 September, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 049 887 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:17.0408N 0:23.3637W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 049 887
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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