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The haaf-netters’ lament

NOTE: UPDATE (JULY 27th) AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST   “It’s one of the last wildernesses in the country, the Solway Firth. And I think haaf-netting is probably the best excuse to go and stand out in that wilderness” … Continue reading

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The naming of stones

Nellie and Pintle, High Netherma and Maston; Metalstones, Archie and Popple scars. “The names go back a terrible long time,” Ronnie Porter tells me. They’re part of the oral tradition of the shore, and neither Ronnie nor his wife know … Continue reading

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Loom-stones or fishing-weights? (And the role of piddocks)

In my post on March 21st 2014 I wrote about an object I had found on the shore near Beckfoot, which one of my shore-walkers told me was a warp-weight or loom-stone; I subsequently saw similar objects used to keep … Continue reading

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