The Height of the Season

Photographs of drifters in port, showing the amount of fish that could be caught

By John Layton

As can be seen here, at the height of the season, you could hardly move for fish!

The annual arrival of the boats for the herring season meant a much-needed influx of money into the town, as all the crews, and the scotch girls who did much of the processing of the catch on the quayside, needed lodgings!

Photo:Cran baskets filled with herring on the Quayside

Cran baskets filled with herring on the Quayside

Great Yarmouth Museums

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