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.
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.