Just thought i’d share a couple of photographs i took a while ago whilst out for a walk. Both pictures were taken at Paglesham on the River Roach and show some rusting old fishing machinery from what used to be the local shell fish industry there. Just out of shot on the marsh shore is a fenced off area with 4, i think, dug out pools in the marshland. I believe these were used to cultivate/hold the shellfish caught by the fisherman. I’ve seen more of these rectangular depressions, most of them have silted up and don’t fill with water now, in a few other places along the River Crouch banks as well as the the Roach. Interesting history around these areas which i will endeavour to look further into once i get some more time.

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