Many to Margot Triggs-Page for contributing a hat-trick (well I had to get a football reference in!) of old photographs for today’s Friday Photo. Hoylake of course was once a fishing village and some local families have their histories anchored in sea-fishing or the life boats.
As Margot writes, her family – The Triggs – were a local fishing family
[the photo above shows] my Grandfather, Julian Triggs, taken on the shore somewhere in the vicinity of Government Road and the Sailing Club sometime in the very early 1900’s. Unfortunately, I don’t have the name of the dog, but he seems to like the ride!
The above photo shows a harvest of cockles being brought ashore.
Here we can see the men emptying cockles into a sack.
I think I’m right in saying that the cockle beds are currently closed. All local cockle beds (Meols, West Kirby, Thurstaston) were closed for several years before opening again for controlled, licensed fishing a year or so ago.
I’d love to publish more local fishing photographs if anyone has any?