"The Fisher girls travelled to the fishing ports each season. “There was the fishing at Yarmouth, and the summer fishing when we went to Lerwick. We went to Ireland between the summer fishing and Yarmouth.” -
A fascinating look at life
I found this interesting video of the herring harvest in 1920 with the Herring girls as they worked.
All this history came to life for me when I saw this exhibit piece by Anita Bruce, who
has knitted Gansey herring and offered her pattern free for a small donation. You can find
the pattern on Ravelry and through her Facebook page.
Below is her statement regarding her project............
Although free, if you enjoy this pattern, please consider making a donation to the Marine Conservation Society in celebration of the silver darling that is the herring on my Just Giving page