Friday, 16 July 2010

Leigh On Sea

This place is so small we drove through it twice without seeing it! But it was worth finding, it was very quaint. We visited the Fishing Heritage centre, which was very tiny but the lady there was very helpful and showed the children how to hold a yoke upon their shoulders. Only Bailey tried to lift it fully as it was very heavy despite only being half-full of shells. She showed us a photo of how they used to have the baskets full of cockles and then they would have to walk along thin planks to take them back off the boat. She told us how she remembered bouncing up and down on the planks as a child. It looked like very hard work! She even let the children hold a cannon ball each which was quite heavy according to the children.

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