It was Better than Working - Memoirs of a Morecambe Bay Fisherman - Jack ManningRegular price £13.00
It was Better than Working - Memoirs of a Morecambe Bay Fisherman - Jack Manning
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Rare, and without ISBN, so otherwise impossible to find one. It is available as a Kindle edition, but only a few were printed and this is one of them. If you have family heritage in Morecambe Bay, this is an important addition to your library.
Written by a fourth generation Morecambe Bay fisherman, this is a detailed and thought provoking record of hard work in an unforgiving and often dangerous environment, but is also a story of family, friendship, tight knit community and of joyful times. This highly readable and evocative history of a bygone era is full of amusing anecdotes, colourful characters, interesting facts and real life drama. Set along the beautiful coast and the villages of what was once North Lancashire, now part of Cumbria, this book is packed with photographs and illustrations which combine with the author's skilful storytelling to bring the past to life.
This record of local history in and around Flookburgh, Cark, Cartmel Holker and Grange over Sands at the foot of the Lake District, also includes sections on different types of fishing, shrimping and cockling, working horses and local brass bands.