Beating chambers

Bernard Duffield
6th March 2010, 14:34
I come from Great Yarmouth and in Gorleston I have a beating chamber which I am hoping to put in trust to the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust as it is probably the last of its type left. Beating chambers were where nets for the herring drifters were repaired and was almost entirely done by women, known as beatsters. My beating chamber is timber built with weatherboarding and a pantile roof. I would be very interested for any information on beatsters, beating chambers, indeed anything to do with the subject, memories, photos, etc.

K urgess
6th March 2010, 14:37
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Bernard.
Sounds an interesting subject and I'm sure someone will be along to help shortly.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

6th March 2010, 14:39
Greetings Bernard and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

bert thompson
6th March 2010, 16:31
Bernard welcome to this great site
Best wishes

6th March 2010, 17:15
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy your site.

An interesting topic - if you have any photos you may wish to add them to the Gallery.

fred henderson
6th March 2010, 17:16
A warm welcome Bernard. I wish you all the best with your project. In view of your special interests I am sure that you will want to access our Fishing Vessels Gallery. The details are on:

6th March 2010, 22:04
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer