Seahouses, The Harbour c.1955

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Caption for Seahouses, The Harbour C1955: The early harbour, built in the 1780s of red and grey sandstone, now forms the inner harbour. In the 1880s the harbour was enlarged with new piers and a breakwater. There were schemes to turn Seahouses into one of the principal fishing ports in the north-east, and on the strength of this the privately-sponsored North Sunderland Light Railway was constructed. The line linked Seahouses to the North Eastern Railway at Chathill.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Seahouses


I remember going to Seahouses for my first ever holiday (I may have been on others, but I don't remember them). It was in the early 80's and we were visiting Charlie + Lilian Dawson who were family friends of my grandparents. I remember very little, but some of the very clear memories I do have are going on a ride (...Read full memory)

A friend let me stay in her wee fisherman's cottage in Seahouses for an early holiday in March 2004. My wife Elizabeth and I drove up from our home in Watford through the unseasonal snow and we were quite worried about getting there at all! We had brought our elderly cat, Socks, with us as (...Read full memory)

Boat BK103 was named the 'Xmas Star'. I was skipper for 8 years between December 1957 and November 1965. The family had two new boats afterwards called Radiant Way BK210 and Radiant Way LH147.

A favourite family story is how my father took charge of us children for the morning and brought us to Seahouses from our cottage in Beadnell. On this occasion, age 5 or so, while walking/running along this very harbour wall. on those wooden sleepers by the edge of the harbour, (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Seahouses, The Harbour C1955: The early harbour, built in the 1780s of red and grey sandstone, now forms the inner harbour. In the 1880s the harbour was enlarged with new piers and a breakwater. There were schemes to turn Seahouses into one of the principal fishing ports in the north-east, and on the strength of this the privately-sponsored North Sunderland Light Railway was constructed. The line linked Seahouses to the North Eastern Railway at Chathill.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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