North Landing & Flamborough Head

We sit on a wooden bench in North Landing. It is a chalk headland with white sheer cliffs in front of the North Sea. A traditional coble boat lays on the steepy seashore. 

We see people stepping into the caves, a haven for smugglers back in 18th and 19th Century. 

Local fishermen worn patterned Gansey jumpers, knitted in one piece with no seams on five steel needle, using tightly spun 5-ply worsted wool. 

Every fishing town had its pattern so if a seaman drown it was easy to know where he belonged. One can imagine the toughness of the sea and how brave fishermen were.



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