From our archive: Pictures show region’s great fishing traditions

Braiding or weaving fishing nets was often done by women, as seen here at Lowestoft in August 1951.

Braiding or weaving fishing nets was often done by women, as seen here at Lowestoft in August 1951.

Bringing home the harvest of the sea requires a full panoply of nets and pots, the use, making and maintaining of which has been an industry in itself in our eastern region over the years.

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