This photograph appears to have been taken about 1880. The busy scene on the Fish Market beach shows how much we have lost through the decline of the fishing industry during the past hundred years. It used to be said, with some truth, that 80 years ago, if one was so disposed one could walk from East Street to Russell Street merely by steeping from one boat to another, without ever setting foot on the beach.
The promenade was widened here, and the wooden railings replaced, in 1886. The fishermen for storage of their gear used the small, black wooden huts.

Image Reference: JG_03_165.tif
Date: c.1880
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 207x155
Place: Brighton
Additional Information: Bathing Macnines, Boats and Nets.

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