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Whaling on Film

By  •  Whale-Tales

Down to the Sea in Ships. (Elmer Clifton, 1922)

Features some incredible archive footgage. And. The debut of the great Clara Bow!

Old Whaling Film 1933. Whangamumu, New Zealand

“… you can smell them before you see them…”

By  •  Whale-Tales

Whale Watching? Whale Whiffing, more like…

We heard from a Nova-Scotia visitor who hadn’t had a lot of luck on her whale-watching tour; she said that the weather was …
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Eskimo Ice-Cream…

By  •  Whale-Tales

A visiting Airman, from the USAAF, stationed in Alaska told of his experience of whale-meat and how difficult it is to eat, especially the fatty layers close to the skin. …
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Witches’ marks at The Greenland Fishery

The marks above the fireplace in the south part of the Greenland Fishery are very distinct and look like simple graffiti, or maybe carpenter’s marks. But it’s been suggested they …
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Whaling
6 years ago

Whaling

Whales have been hunted by humans since prehistoric times; for meat, fuel, and all sorts of other products.

 

Maritime industries have played a key part of King’s Lynn’s history …
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The Greenland Fishery is in King’s Lynn
7 years ago

The Greenland Fishery is in King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn is Norfolk’s third largest town. Straddling the River Great Ouse, a mile or so from The Wash, it’s an ancient port, that did well because of it’s position …
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The History
8 years ago

The History

Origins

The house was built in 1605 by John Aitken, merchant and four times Mayor of Lynn. In 1660 his  grandson Thomas Aitken ‘of London’ sold it. It seems that …
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The Tavern
8 years ago

The Tavern

The Greenland Fishery was a Public House for some 250 years – probably from 1660’s until the early 1900’s.

FROM KLF

I think it was called the WATERMAN’S ARMS during …
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