What was life like for fishermen in the 19th century?

We have a proud and rich heritage here in Suffolk, there’s no doubt about that. If you head out to the coast, you’ll find some amazing stories and tales going back centuries. In particular, Southwold is a place where fishing has been practised for 1,000 years. And one local man has spent decades working on his debut book, ‘Shorelines: Voices of Southwold Fishermen’, exploring the cultural and historical significance of the longshore fisherman that once populated the settlement. >photos, click to read< , out now and available from Black Dog Books. 08:45

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