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Feb
Black Rose racing at Burnham

Working Traditional Sail By Michael Emmett And Kevin Murphy (Guest Blog)

Not so long ago there were no railways or HGV’s and nearly all goods were transported by sea, in sailing boats without engines. Fishing was the same. Michael Emmett and Kevin Murphy give us the insiders view of how it was done and take you on a journey as one of the crew in their book “WORKING TRADITIONAL SAIL”.

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18
Feb

On The Slip Way – Cockle Fishing Boat The ‘Wash Pilgrim’

Hugh Fernley Whittingstall with the ‘Great Fish Fight’ and celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey are encouraging us to eat a wider variety of sustainably sourced sea food. but for some reason they rarely think of the humble cockle…

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9
Feb
Two girls on a houseboat at Old Leigh

The Houseboats Of Old Leigh (Guest Blog)

Carol Edwards book ‘The Life And Times Of House Boats of Leigh On Sea’ details the decades long battle between the 200 strong houseboat community and Southend corporation, life as a house boat dweller, how some people turned once derelict wrecks into comfortable living accommodation and their final eviction in the 1950’s

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