Category Archives: Techniques

Now and Then with Shrimp Davies – Cromer, Norfolk in 1978

Fishing and fishermen at Cromer in a TV programme from 1978 – including footage of how they handle their beach boats up there…

My thanks to Katie Howson of the East Anglian Traditional Music Trust for spotting this.

The ‘Hands’ series on currach makers



Oooh – and here’s a bonus:

Coast Guards, Cornwall 1945

As always from British Pathé, this film from 1945 is a fabulous period piece – but look out for the cracking bit of footage about firing a rescue rocket. My thanks to Fowey boat builder Marcus Lewis for the link.