History Press 2011
Paperback 224pp Illustrated
9780752458939   Product Code: 97695
From humble beginnings when open boats landed their catch on the Fish Sands area of the town's natural harbour, Hartlepool grew to become a substantial port, and its fishing trade to be a mainstay of the local economy. Malcolm Cook, whose family connection with Hartlepool fishing goes back three generations, charts the expansion and decline of the industry to the few inshore trawlers that remain today. The book includes many photographs and a complete listing of Hartlepool- owned vessels since 1869.