Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
Life on the Fishing Fleet (Paperback)
  • Life on the Fishing Fleet (Paperback)
zoom

Life on the Fishing Fleet (Paperback)

(author)
£6.00
Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 07/04/2014
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

The British fishing fleet industry was one of huge importance: it was estimated that in late 19th century there were 22,000 merchant ships in the country but 30,000 fishing boats, and the industry employed over 100,000 workers.

But when did this great industry begin? For thousands of years people have been catching and eating fish. Moving closer to our own time, industry started to diversify after the Viking era to different regions with boats suited to particular needs.

Fishing has always been an occupation fraught with danger though, and this colourful guide traces its risky history from line fishing through to trawlers and the steam age. Exploring not just the history of fishing but also the lives on board of fishermen and the disasters that could befall them, Anthony Burton's guide gives an informative introduction to life on fishing fleets. The story of the fishermen is one of dangers and hardships endured, and one of tight-knit communities.

Includes a list of interesting places to visit for keen readers.

Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781841655352
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 240 x 172 x 3 mm

You may also be interested in...

The British Toy Industry
Added to basket
The Great Railway Revolution
Added to basket
The Coalminers of Durham
Added to basket
The Industrial Revolution
Added to basket
Tri-ang Toys
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Railway Workshops
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways
Added to basket
A Farewell to Alms
Added to basket
£23.00
Paperback
Iron, Steam & Money
Added to basket
Memories of the Lancashire Cotton Mills
Added to basket
The Iron Industry
Added to basket
Britain's Industrial Revolution
Added to basket
A History of Chocolate in York
Added to basket
Chocolate Wars
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The British Motor Industry
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.