WHITBY: Ref: D49 *
* “Fetching in the Lines” The fishergirl holding the ?long line’ is Lizzie Alice Hawksfield. The girls and fishermens" wives collected the mussels which were used as bait, often walking up to six miles each way to do so. The payment for ?Mucking’ (cleaning the line and hooks of old bait and other debris), ?Skaning’ (removing the mussels from their shells) and baiting a ?long line’ was 9p. These operations could take upwards of two hours. No extra payment was received for gathering the…
Exploring The Beautiful Ancient City Of York, England
Several months ago, after wanting to for years, we finally got to visit Yorkshire in the North of England and boy, was it worth the wait! It was just everything I’d hoped it would be
Mucky Peg Lane, York - Nicolas Chapron or Chaperon
Mucky Peg Lane, York by Nicolas Chapron or Chaperon 17th century. A work from the collections of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, CA.
Beach huts in Australia & Britain
Brighton, Melbourne In 1752 Dr Richard Russell published a Dissertation on the Use of Sea Water in the Diseases of the Glands, particularly scurvy, jaundice, leprosy and consumption. He is seen as one of the people who built up a passion, based on science, for beach culture in the early 19th century. So the seaside had to be "invented" as a realistic holiday destination and we can see amazing images of the sand, water, donkey rides, icecream vendors, punch and judy shows, umbrellas, fully…
Nostalgia: Scarborough’s north bay and pier
A view of Scarborough’s north bay and pier. The pier was built between 1866 and 1869 at a cost of £6,000, half the cost of Blackpool’s and a fifth of Brighton’s.