Bridlington Fish Quay

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Bridlington Fish Quay

14 Jan 2012 8:35AM   Views : 845 Unique : 524

From early in the history of Bridlington, a small fishing port grew up near the coast, later known as Bridlington Quay. After the discovery of a chalybeate spring, the Quay developed in the 19th century to become a seaside resort. Bridlington's first hotel was opened in 1805 and it soon became a popular holiday resort for industrial workers from the West Riding of Yorkshire. A new railway station was opened on 6 October 1846, between the Quay and the historic town.

The area around the new railway station was developed and the two areas of the town were brought together. Bridlington's popularity has declined with the industrial north and the popularity of cheap foreign holidays. Although the fishing fleet has also declined the port remains popular with sea anglers for day trips along the coast or further out to local shipwrecks.

Bridlington has lucrative export markets for shell fish to France, Spain and Italy, said to be worth several million pounds a year


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Tags: Yorkshire Fish Harbour Sea Coast Bridlington

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