Author Results for Robb Robinson

Book Review – ‘Life on the Tyne: Water trades on the lower River Tyne in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a reappraisal’ by Robb Robinson

By Robb Robinson

The economy of Tyneside grew rapidly during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with expansion being primarily driven by demand for coal. Peter Wright’s book examines the complexities of the water trade of the lower reaches of this vital commercial artery. He has drawn on a very wide variety of sources, including port books, probate records […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Early Modern | Eighteenth Century
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Merchant Marines | Miscellaneous

Hook, Line and Sinker: Fishing History – Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going

By Robb Robinson

The bibliography of the history of sea fishing is surveyed by an historian and writer in the field who grew up in a fishing community of the sort considered in the books discussed. The works described include notable waypoints, such as the paper on the Sea Fisheries and Fishery population of the UK by the […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

The Rise of Trawling on the Dogger Bank Grounds: the Diffusion of an Innovation

By Robb Robinson

Until the early nineteenth century, commercial fishing in the North Sea was largely based on traditional hook and line methods; by the second half of the century, trawling had become the predominant methodology. This paper describes some of the economic and technological factors, in particular the development of railway-based distribution networks, which engendered the rise […] Read More

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