Monday, 25 February 2013

Black Huts

I love the black fishing/net huts in Hastings. They are quite a famous landmark. The huts are made of clinker weather board. They are tarred black, a contrast to the usual white weatherboarding you see in Kent and Sussex. The huts loom above you. 25ft high, they are very imposing and very beautiful. The black tar colour makes them really unique. They were used to store nets, ropes; sails etc and they were also used as workshops. They built them up high as the fishermen were charged by the sq ft. They are still used today although many have been destroyed by storms over the years.

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