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Bygone Years 001 - Cockling In Leigh-on-Sea

For many years the Cockling Boats have fished in the Estuary off Leigh-on-Sea. This short film shows how the work of the Cockling Fleet in the 1930s was little changed from that of previous generations. 


In May 1940, 6 Cockling Boats joined the fleet of ‘Little Ships’ for the evacuation of Dunkirk – only 5 came home.  


This clip from the Bygone Years  DVD was recovered and shared with us by documentary maker, Chris Taylor. 

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