A living fishing tradition in Sidmouth

“The Fishermen’s Shed Space is being repurposed with integrity and a warm heart, a sense of connection to the coastal environment and fishing heritage.”

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The fishing industry is at the heart of most coastal communities in Britain – including Sidmouth, where the annual Sea Fest has celebrated its maritime and fishing heritage:

Working the Sea: the story of Sidmouth’s fishing heritage – Vision Group for Sidmouth

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A permanent fixture is now planned:

Sharing good news! Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub have been awarded National Lottery funding to support the development of a new covid safe creative space for wellbeing.

Thanks to nearly £10,000 of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub plan to make the shed a cosy, welcoming and accessible place to create art and connect with their town’s heritage.

The Fishermen’s Shed Space is being repurposed with integrity and a warm heart, a sense of connection to the coastal environment and fishing heritage; nurturing opportunities to be creative, curious, share stories and traditions and connect with others.

In the space local creative facilitators with community members will explore ideas and experiences through art, digital and creative skills workshops. Working with volunteers and creative facilitators from our local network the activities will be delivered from early spring.

We will bring you more on progress soon – meanwhile please tell us what you think and contact us to get involved. x

Sidmouth Sea Fest – Posts | Facebook

Fishermen’s Shed to be turned into community meeting place and art venue | sidmouth.nub.news

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Sidmouth’s Bagwell family are the “last remaining fisher folk in Sidmouth”:

New book tells the Bagwell family’s ‘inspirational’ tale | Sidmouth Herald

Futures Forum: Stan Bagwell’s Sidmouth: Celebrating Sidmouth’s fishing and maritime history

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And their wet fish shop does very well:

Sidmouth Trawlers, fresh fish for sale

Sidmouth Trawlers | Facebook

Sidmouth Trawlers – 2020 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) – Tripadvisor

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There is also a lot of lovely fresh fish to be had at the Market:

Market Fish | Facebook

Market Fish Sidmouth (@market_fish) / Twitter

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photo: from the Fish Market facebook pages

   
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