Greenses Arabs and Fish Tales Virtual Walk
Heritage Open Day: Join local Archivist, Linda Bankier as she leads you on this short online walk to discover the stories of the families that lived and worked in the cottages and smokehouses of the Greenses . The Greenses is so called because until the 19th century, although located within the town's medieval walls, much of the land was still open field. From the 18th century, herring fishing was the main occupation for the men of The Greenses during the summer months. In the winter, the fishermen turned to catching cod and haddock with long lines. Every day, each line with up to 720 hooks were baited with mussels and limpets collected and put on the hooks by the womenfolk. Crabs and lobsters were also caught, using pots known locally as “creeves”.
The locals were called Greenses Arabs on account of the men's beards and swarthy complexions acquired from putting to sea in all weathers.
Watch the online walk and then go exploring yourself.
Fri 10 Sep:Anytime. Sat 11 Sep:Anytime. Sun 12 Sep:Anytime. Mon 13 Sep:Anytime. Tues 14 Sep:Anytime. Wed 15 Sep:Anytime. Thu 16 Sep:Anytime. Fri 17 Sep:Anytime. Sat 18 Sep:Anytime. Sun 19 Sep:Anytime. Free Entry.
High Greens, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1NB
Fri 10 Sep 2021 to Sun 19 Sep 2021