Saturday, March 12, 2005

Time & Tide

Time and tide wait for no man…. so the saying goes.
But “Time and Tide” is also the name of a fascinating museum that I went to today at Great Yarmouth. The museum which tells the history and story of the herring fishing industry in the town, also incorporates within it an actual “Row”, (this being the name of the very, very narrow streets in which people lived), and shows their everyday life from around 1913.

It certainly made me think, and realise how hard people had to work and the long hours they did in those days, compared to how we do today, and about the lack of all the safety equipment and regulations which we have now-a-days. How without all the mechanical aids and machines, people worked and talked together far more, and had more sense of community. Some changes for the better, some perhaps not.

Time and tide wait for no man (or woman!), - yes, that saying is so true isn`t it.

If you want to know more about the museum try going to and then type in
Time and tide museum and follow it from there.

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