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The Narrows (between the Piers)

By Colin Holden

Photo:1960`s?  I cannot recall what this blockade was all about, can anyone help me out here please. My father Bob told me that before the invasions of Dieppe and Normandy during the 1939/1945 world war that it was almost possible to walk across the harbour due to the amount of ships berthed.

1960`s? I cannot recall what this blockade was all about, can anyone help me out here please. My father Bob told me that before the invasions of Dieppe and Normandy during the 1939/1945 world war that it was almost possible to walk across the harbour due to the amount of ships berthed.

Colin Holden.

This page was added by Colin Holden on 20.03.2008.
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Has to be 1960's, I think, looking at those boats, but some don't look like Newhaven boats. There is a sequence of shots at the Museum of this, with Meeching taking a ' close look', then turning back for the safety of No.5 stage!

Someone make me a list of all the things I've got to look up next time I'm there!!

By Andy Gilbert
On 20.03.2008

This picture was taken in about 1972/3 it was the blockade, which involved boats from as far east as Rye and as far west as Shoreham. I will try and find out more and add at a later date.

Our boat (New Aquarius NN92) was involved but I was only 6 or 7 at the time.

By andrew gillam
On 29.06.2008

I remember that day it was in protest of the UK joining the common market and Ted Heath giving away our fishing rights. Sadly it did not help and the fishing fleet has now shrunk to a fraction of its original size. The takings at the Hope Inn hit record levels when this protest was on,  so at least somone benefited.

By Bob (Pug) Page
On 08.01.2009

What an interesting photo, in the blockade there appear to be quite a few 'Lower style' clinker-built boats (possibly beach boats) giving much-needed support to this significant protest against further rights being surrendered by the government of the time and as we all know things have not improved much today!  Quotas etc etc.

By chris young
On 29.01.2009

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