womens work in whitby
And Learning about the local women workers who had the huge tasks of prepping for the catch for the fishing boats. This involved Skaning, Baiting and Caving. "Filthers" Mussels were collected to use as bait, lines would be skaned, baited and caved by the women often in the homes, and great pride about how many lines you could do in a day. One woman spoke of marriage proposal caveated with how many lines can you skane..
Photo credits to @whitbymuseum. Big thanks to the volunteers for showin me about.
last video is a snippet of the ofthechain whitby gansey expert Deb talking me thru these two fish! loads more to come from deb.