Charlie Willacy landing his day's catch of shrimps at the Clock Tower card road
Keith Willacy collection
Charlie Willacy landing his day’s catch of shrimps at the Clock Tower card road. At this period shrimps and fish were transported using wicker baskets which were shaped to fit against a persons back for comfort while carrying heavy weights. These baskets were known locally as ‘leaps’ and could contain upto 6 stone (38.18 kgs.) of shrimps/prawns or 8 stone (51 kgs) of fish. They were carried by using a rope halter, which was slung over the shoulders, known as a ‘fettle’, as shown in the photograph of 1907.