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The Lancashire Nobby - Shrimpers, Shankers, Prawners and Trawl Boats - by Nick Miller 2009

The Lancashire Nobby - Shrimpers, Shankers, Prawners and Trawl Boats

by Nick Miller 2009

The Lancashire Nobby by Nick Miller 2009 

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Amberley Publishing (10 Sep 2009)
ISBN-10: 1848684908
ISBN-13: 978-1848684904
Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.2 x 2.2 cm


 Telling the story of the once-ubiquitous Lancashire Nobby, a handsome sailing trawler that was once found in every harbour from West Wales to the West Coast of Scotland.

This inshore boat worked as a shrimper in Morecambe bay working from the fishing ports of Barrow, Morcambe, Fleetwood and Heysham.

It was also worked on the Lancashire coast and Liverpool bay, operating from Lytham St Annes, Southport and the port of Liverpool.

The Nobby also worked from Rhyl and Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast, through the Menai Strait and down into Cardigan Bay, operating as far South as Cardigan and Fishguard.

Nick Miller has studied the history of the Nobby for the last decade and tells the story in an accessible way. He lives in Barrow in Furness.

Plates                                                                                                        7
Introduction                                                                                           11 1 Origins                                                                                                 13
2 FishingTechniques                                                                            24
3 Legislation of the Fishery                                                                  40
4 Southport, Marshside and Crossens                                              50
5 St Anne's and Lytham                                                                       73
6 Fleetwood and the Fylde                                                                  86
7 Morecambe                                                                                       107
8 Annan                                                                                                152
9 Ulverston, Barrow-in-Furness and the Duddon                          162
10 The Isle of Man and the Cumberland Coast                              1 66
11 Runcorn and the Mersey                                                              171
12 The Dee and the Welsh Coast to Rhos Point                            189
13 Conwy and the Menai Straits                                                        194
14 Cardigan Bay                                                                                   197
15 The Builders                                                                                     203
16 Construction                                                                                    227
     Conclusion                                                                                        245
Appendix I — Sea Fisheries Committees, Byelaws & Committees                                                                                           249
Appendix II — Nicknames at Southport                                           258
Appendix III — Nicknames at Morecambe                                     259
Appendix IV — Extract from Rawstrones' Ledger, 1870-92           263
   Appendix V — Scantlings                                                               266
   References                                                                                         273
   Glossary                                                                                             275
   Bibliography                                                                                      279
   Index                                                                                                   281

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