The North East Film Archive has this is fabulousmade by Edward Roberts in the early 1950s.
We in the UK live in a strange country – one that is more exotic than we may all realise. In Whitby Harbour there’s an ancient tradition of building a short piece of fencing each year – the Penny Hedge, and this YouTube filmed by Doc Rowe with help from Jill Pidd shows it being built last year.
Just for the record, it’s a tradition that goes back nearly nine centuries…
It was reader John Button who set me off looking for this material – so thanks John! The wrecks on the Goodwins look pretty scary, I’d say.
‘Woods from many parts of the Empire play their part in the construction of a lifeboat.’
‘Men who come together for sudden, dangerous acts of mercy.’