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Maritime Heritage Fishing in Cullercoats
Learn about fishing in Cullercoats. Become familiar with Cullercoats harbour by playing an eye spy game Look at changes in Cullercoats harbour by comparing what we see to today with old photographs. What we will do today
Fishing in Cullercoats In 1749 Cullercoats was described as the best fish market in the north if England. Every family member had a job to do.
Fishing Families. The Women. Girls would be married and have a child by 16 They would marry within the village. Their work was hard and arduous.
Fishing Families. Once the men had landed the fish the women would pack it. They used Creels to carry the fish. They use to attracted attention by calling “Caller herring, caller herring”
Fishing Families – The Children Children collected the daily water from age 5. At 10 they were considered an adult. Sons helped on the boats from age 14 Girls sold fish from the age of 12. They also had to knit stockings and sew.
Fishing families – The Men. There were several original fisher family names: Storey, Armstrong Taylor, Lisle and Brunton. The lives of the men were one of toil and danger. They used a traditional fishing boat called a coble.
The Fish! Cod Lobster Salmon Edible Crab Herring
The Houses. The cottages were small. There were often 3 generations living together. There was no inside toilet or running water. Most have now been demolished.
Winslow Homer’s The Herring Net
Fisherman’s Fashions The men wore jumpers or “gansys” The women wore printed bodices, a blue flannel skirt a neckerchief, home spun stockings and a shawl.
Cullercoats people had their own words for everyday things: Local Words Stocker Kneef Gully Puddick The retley’s-in Soomin Nammie a fish caught in a net a fist a bread knife a frog a minute swimming a large turnip.
The Watch House A Coble A cottage in Simpson Street