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General Category => Shoreham Discussion => Topic started by: Nelson on November 26, 2018, 04:43:02 pm

Title: The Maple Fishing Family
Post by: Nelson on November 26, 2018, 04:43:02 pm
Fishing - one of Shoreham's oldest trades that goes back centuries and even one hundred years ago a good number of families were still earning a living from it. We are lucky enough to have been given permission by the owner Mary Gibbs to record these rare, historically important photos of a Shoreham fishing family. These have been supplemented by our own to illustrate the story of a family that in their time were not only well known fishermen in the  community but were also part of the work force that helped build Bungalow Town.
http://www.shorehambysea.com/a-fishermans-tale-the-maple-family/
Title: Re: The Maple Fishing Family
Post by: johnjohn on November 26, 2018, 07:41:00 pm
Do you know if they have any connection to the man that twice a week for years sold fresh fish from a barrow in the High Street ?
Title: Re: The Maple Fishing Family
Post by: Nelson on November 26, 2018, 08:04:50 pm
That was John Clements who's described in his daughter Emma Hudson's story http://www.shorehambysea.com/emily-hudson/ but apparently he bought his fish from the other fishing families, the Lakers and Pages.

Title: Re: The Maple Fishing Family
Post by: Lofty on November 27, 2018, 11:53:25 am
I'm not sure if the chap in the photo below is John Clements the fishmonger, as you can't see what is on his barrow, but he is in the right place.
Unfortunately I can't tell you the date of this image, only that it is pre-museum. 
Also, the barrow shown below is different from the one in the photo in the Emily Hudson article.



Title: Re: The Maple Fishing Family
Post by: johnjohn on November 27, 2018, 07:56:36 pm
It looks to me like the standard Costermongers Wheelbarrow with the two legs ...perhaps it was at the end of the days trading and a visit to the Marlipns was in the offing ( not the museum !)