Fishing nostalgia

  • Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    Fishmarkets of yesteryear: Herring

    17th September 2015

    At a time when midwater trawlers from Co Down, north-east Scotland and Shetland are fishing herring in both the Irish Sea and North Sea, it is appropriate to select ‘silver darlings’ as the theme for this month’s Fishmarkets of Yesteryear.…

  • Where are they now? Fishing vessels from years gone by

    Where are they now? Fishing vessels from years gone by

    9th September 2015

    Our ‘Where are they now?’ feature provides brief histories, including build details, of a varied selection of fishing vessels from years gone by. Some of these vessels continue to perform successfully today, under different names to the ones they were…

  • Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    Commercial fishing: looking back to 1925

    4th September 2015

    The mid 1920s saw a wealth of creativity, from archetypal literature to innovative London bus design and the development of television. Notable triumphs in 1925 include the first television image being transmitted in London by John Baird and the introduction…