Author Results for John Leather

The Sailing Shrimpers of Great Yarmouth

By John Leather

With the rise in popularity of boiled shrimp as a dish in the mid 19th century, fishing industries grew to serve this market; boats operating from Great Yarmouth were distinct from those operating in Morecambe Bay, Liverpool, the Humber, and the Wash. Between 1870 and 1900 a fleet of approximately 65 boats operated out of […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

The Shipbuilding Bayleys

By John Leather

The shipbuilding Bayleys were hard working, skilful and highly principled non-conformists. John, a boatbuilder in Ipswich from about 1765, later built ships, prospered, but died poor in 1785.  His second son George continued the business and in 1807 left property worth £7,000.  A younger son, Jabez, by 1805 had a yard of his own.  By […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Shipbuilding & Design