Mr. S. B. Reeve

"Nemo Bond"
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Lost Trawlers of Hull: Nine Hundred Losses Between&hellip by Alec Gill
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched, 11 Oct 2013
This is a well researched book and once again Alec Gill has triumphed in his social histories of Hull's fishing community, unlike his other books this contains no stories or anecdotes but information on most of the trawlers from Hull that sailed destined to never return home. It covers the losses from 1835-1987 (basically the whole lifespan of Hull's fishing industry), it is an excellent resource for anyone studying trawler losses, family history or just curiosity. Well done Alec Gill for this informative work.
Hull's Fishing Heritage by Alec Gill
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fishing from Hull, 11 Oct 2013
Once again Alec Gill has written a book that is full of human stories and anecdotes of the folk of Hulls fishing community, deep sea fishing was a hard life primarily on the men who would sail out for upwards of three weeks at a time in what can only be described as the most dangerous profession on earth never knowing if they would return with a good catch or even their lives. Life was not easy for the families left at home either whilst their sons, husbands and fathers were out in some of the worst conditions the sea has to offer especially in the winter, there was always the worry and the anguish and I know this because this was the close knit community in which I spent my formative… Read more
Hessle Road: Photographer's View of Hull's Trawlin&hellip by Tom Courtenay
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5.0 out of 5 stars The place I grew up, 11 Oct 2013
Having been away from my home city of Hull for many, many moons I know that if I want to take a trip down memory lane then I only need to delve into my collection of books on Hull from various authors, but if I want to relive specific memories of the place I grew up in then I need to go to my Alec Gill collection. Alec has for many years been "THE" social historian of the Hessle road fishing community with which my ancestors have been part of since fishing began in Hull. His books are well researched and unlike many authors who tend to interview only those well up the economic scale Alec gets to the nitty gritty of what life was like by talking to those who were members of what was a… Read more