Back Creel of the East Coast Fishwife
Newhaven Fishwife’s Back Creel Wha’ll buy my caller herrin’? They’re bonnie fish and halesome farin’; Wha’ll buy my caller herrin’, New drawn frae the Forth? When ye were sleepin’ on your pillows, Dream’d ye aught o’ our puir fellows, Darkling …Continue reading “Newhaven Fishwife’s back creel”
Women of Fisherrow, as wives, daughters and widows of the men who fished the seas, made their own independent living selling fish house to house on the streets of Edinburgh. Fisherrow is now an integral part of the town of …Continue reading “To the Creel. Fisherrow Fishwives and their baskets.”
Fishwives from East Coast fishing villages used creels to carry the fish they had for sale. The creels were loaded with fish that the men had caught while line fishing, and the fishwives took them to sell inland and to …Continue reading “What We Know About East Coast Fishwive’s Creels”
A collection of pictures of East Coast Fishwive’s creels, including archival photos of the creels being used and photos of these creels in museums.