Propagansey Exhibition 2015 October 04 2015
St.Stephens Old Church Robin Hood's Bay, East Yorkshire Coast.
Praise be to Deb Gillanders and her utterly fabulous Propergansey exhibition.
A real treat for any Gansey lover & a rare day trip out for some serious knitting inspiration.
With Ganseys sourced from all over British Isles from Scotland to Cornwall
even a few from over the North Sea in Holland.
Nice tonal mend to end of the collars & cuffs after much wear.
Below right, vintage hand stitched child's under shirt.
Hand printed postcards by local Filey artist Mel Whitaker.
The holy grail of Gansey wools..yes the mythical Poppleton's of Harrogate.
Until next year.
www.propagansey.co.uk / check PROPAGANSEY on facebook for details.
Frame Knit Fishermans Sweaters January 20 2014
Coming soon..Hand frame knitted fishermans sweaters.
Based on our traditional hand knitted Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters.
Using the same 5ply wool from British breeds sheep, knitted in Yorkshire.
Tartan Neck Scarf Fishermans Muffler September 21 2013
Our latest Tartan Neck Scarf, known locally to Bridlington
Fisherman as a Muffler. Our work continues in trying to
recreate this deceptively tricky and now rare piece of kit.
Once standard issue to all men working out on the North Sea.
Brushed cotton Stewart Royal Tartan cloth, woven in Scotland.
Usually worn to prevent your Gansey sweater or heavy oil skin
waterproofs from rubbing your neck.
The tartan neck scarf measures 73cm x 73cm square.
The devils in the details, hand frayed edges instead of turned and sewn
seams to avoid the chance of any abrasion.
With a traditional fishermans neck scarf you should always
be able to wrap the neck scarf twice around the neck before
tying off in a knot at the front.
Tanker on the horizon heading south along the East coast
with the Bridlington Coast Guard station keeping the watch.
Hull dock worker sporting his tartan neck scarf. Pictured here around 1960.
Thanks to local fishing legend Dave for all the information and
background history on the traditional fishermans mufflers.
Shetland Pattern Gansey Sweaters September 09 2013
From the Archives - Island life North of the border, Och aye
Similar to the Yorkshire coast Gansey sweaters but generally hand
knitted in a finer 3 or 4 ply wool yarn.
Check back soon for more from The Shetland Isles.
St. Andrew's Fish Dock in Hull, Film 1962 September 08 2013
This film shows men working on St. Andrew's Fish Dock in Hull and the methods of their work.
It provides an interesting look at this side of the fishing industry in 1962.
Watch the film at: http://ow.ly/oFmop
A trawler (The Lord Hawke, Hull) is moored alongside the dock. Baskets of fish are transported via a series of pulleys and ropes. They swing across from the ship on to the dock where men catch them and empty the fish in to buckets. The buckets are then wheeled off in carts. This sequence provides good footage of the unloading process and the dock workers from various angles. There are close-ups of the pulleys as well as the halibut on the floor. The men wash down the metal trays and pile them up. Baskets of fish are pulled up from holes at the side of the docks. Baskets of ice are emptied into the water, and some of the fish can be seen having been dropped out of the baskets.
There are vast rows of buckets of fish, and a man in a white coat stands on top of the buckets inspecting them. On one bucket full of fish, there is a “Birdseye”, “Newington” sign. There is also a bucket with “Jackson Mills” and “Chappie Animal Feeding Stuffs” on it. On the docks, the fish are being gutted and having their bones and heads removed. A man climbs up the mast of the trawler and throws something down to a group of men in white coats. There are scenes of wolf fish being deboned and their skins being removed.
Trucks back up towards a warehouse, and one truck has “Bogg & Son Wholesale Fish Merchants” on its side. In the background another truck pulls off. A man starts to load up the trucks from the warehouse, and there are more scenes of the dock workers. The trawler and dinghy pull away from the dock, and two men can be seen on board. Several halibut are laid out, and a man drags one away. The film closes with different trawlers going by including the “H329 Somerset Maugham.”
- See more at: http://yorkshirefilmarchive.com
Oil Rig Coasters September 04 2013
Who dosen't love a great picture of an oil rig..
Get the whole Nautique look with these stunning Oil Rig Coasters.
1978 British Energy Stamps Designed by Peter Murdock September 04 2013
Nice illustrations not sure what happened to the Great British Energy industry depicted..oh dear
Photo Shoot Flamborough AW13 August 26 2013
North Landing Flamborough, home of the East Coast Gansey.
They may have taken down the moated embattlements that once isolated
this Eastermost hook of the British Isles but the people here are still a breed apart.
Tractors are used to haul the cobles ashore and up the embankment safe
from the ravages of the North Sea. A role previously belonging to donkeys.
The Emmerson family who can trace their family back through hundreds of years
on these beaches are still fishing the waters off Flamborough Head. Now along
with the occasional tourist excursion to boot.
Local Artists Mel Whitaker June 07 2013