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Cobles and mules in the harbour in the 1930s.
Cobles and mules in the harbour in the 1930s.

A new book featuring an array of fascinating photos of Old Seahouses has just been published.

Here are just two pictures selected from the 64 black-and-white photographs in the 56-page book, dating from the turn of the century to the 1950s. Each is accompanied by a detailed caption by poet Katrina Porteous.

Three Seahouses fishermen, Jimmy Galoney (left), Jack 'Dobbin' Robson and Robert Bertram (obscured), mend their 'creeves' (crab pots) on the pier c.1938.

Three Seahouses fishermen, Jimmy Galoney (left), Jack 'Dobbin' Robson and Robert Bertram (obscured), mend their 'creeves' (crab pots) on the pier c.1938.

The picture above features cobles and mules in the harbour in the 1930s, while the inset photo shows three Seahouses fishermen, Jimmy Galoney (left), Jack Dobbin Robson and Robert Bertram (obscured), mending their creeves (crab pots) on the pier circa 1938.

Old Seahouses costs £9 and is available from The Olde Ship Inn, Seahouses, local newsagents, Barter Books Alnwick, or from Stenlake Publishing (post free), 54-58 Mill Square, Catrine, Ayshire, KA5 6RD.