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Ron Freethy Book Signing in Carnforth

John Freeman
Author Ron Freethy will be signing his latest book, Memories of the Lancashire Fishing Industry, at Carnforth Bookshop, on 6th November.

Over the last 70 years or so, Lancashire's fishing industry has gone from boom in the 1940s to bust in the 1970s, and more recently to quotas and a more modest success. Ron describes shrimp and salmon netting based on Glasson Dock, cockle picking in Morecambe Bay; the Mersey fishing fleet, who used to catch the largest number of whitebait in Europe; and Fleetwood at one time home to many deep-sea trawlers and the third most important fishing port in Britain.

This book is a proud record of Lancashire's fishing heritage for those who were part of it and those too young to remember.

Barrow-born Ron is the author of numerous local books about Lancashire and Cumbria, including Lancashire versus Hitler: Civilians at War, Memories of the Lancashire Aircraft Industry and Lancashire - 1939-1945 - The Secret War.

• Carnforth Bookshop is at 38 - 42 Market Street, Carnforth PR6 8AW. Telephone: 01524 734588. Email: Web: