Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I have shown photographs from Beadnell before but have not concentrated on the mechanics of the harbour.

Although Beadnell is very much a tourist location now, there is still a small scale fishing industry. (The harbour is privately owned after being gifted to the local fishermen in 1947 by the owner Sir John Craster.) The pulley, I would presume is for lifting large catches of fish from the boats. I never saw it in operation!

In the background you will notice some strange buildings. These are the old lime kilns. They had a short history, being built in 1798 but by 1827 the coal and lime industry had peaked and was diminishing in the area, and the prominent lime-kilns were left to rot. They have become listed buildings, which means they are of special historical interest and are protected by law. A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority, which typically consults the relevant central government agency.

I hope you have enjoyed this brief trip to Beadnell.

Have a good w/e, Bev :-)

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