Lindisfarne boat sheds

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To find out the story here, use the Internet and type in The story of the Lindisfarne boatsheds, then open the PDF file called:

Page 1 The Boat-Sheds Three upturned keelboat halves.

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Comments (18)

Art Anderson on March 26, 2014

Wonderful composition, Amelia! These ship bottom sheds are amazing, the scene looks like something medeival or even Dickensian. Best regards. -Art

skida on March 27, 2014

The number of times I have been to Lindisfarne, yet I have never been this close to the castle. I didn't realise there were more boat sheds there. I love the organic lines of the planks contrasted against the more formal shapes of the shed and the castle.


GasGasL€X on March 27, 2014

How unique and interesting!. A fab photo here!. Regards -Lex

Amelia Royan on March 28, 2014

Good morning Art, thank you so much for adding this one to your favourites. Three upturned keelboat halves were placed beneath the castle between 1902 and 1912, during restoration work by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson. The boat-shed furthest from the castle is the only one of the original three to survive, the other 2 are replacements. They are all that's left of the herring fishing industry that thrived here. The boats were based on the design of Viking longships

So a bit after Dickens time, but with Viking roots - just like you! :)

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 28, 2014

I think if we lived nearer we'd go to Lindisfarne often, but keep away from the tourists Keith, which is clearly what you do. We were on the island as soon as the tide on the causeway had receded, so missed the coachloads.

We loved Northumberland, it was our first visit, and will definitely go again!

Cheers, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 28, 2014

Thank you Lex. Indeed these upturned boat sheds are interesting, and you can find out more about their history by using the link in the description.

Friendly greetings, Amelia

Richard Gregory 48 on March 28, 2014

So this is your holiday cottage Amelia it looks nice ;-) it looks like you had a great time on Holy Island Like Best Wishes Richard

jo.yosi on March 29, 2014

Very interesting and unique place.

Brilliant shot.

Well done.


Thank you very much for the link very interesting!!!

Greetings - Yosi.

Amelia Royan on March 30, 2014

I assume that you meant the shed Richard, as opposed to the castle? ;-)

Actually you're quite right. It's like the Tardis inside, we even have an Olympic sized swimming pool in there, as well as all the mod-cons that one could possibly desire. We do, of course, rent it out for part of the year. Are you interested?

Have a lovely Sunday, Amelia

Amelia Royan on March 31, 2014

Good morning Yosi, thank you so much for your compliment and for adding this to your favourite photos. I am so pleased that you could follow the link to the Lindisfarne boat-sheds. They have an interesting history.

Warm wishes, Amelia

Joe Son of the Rock on April 2, 2014

LIKE 5. This reminds me of a scene from David Copperfield, Amelia. Cheers, Joe

Amelia Royan on April 2, 2014

Sure enough Joe. As you can see. Maybe it's time to renovate these boat-sheds to create a trendy restaurant.

Cheers, Amelia

Joe Son of the Rock on April 3, 2014

Thanks for the links, Amelia. Cheers, Joe

keepclicking on April 6, 2014

Marvellous. Why not?

Amelia Royan on April 7, 2014

Do you want to see the menu KC? :)

malby on April 8, 2014

Superb photo Amelia, these boats look amazing as a small wooden houses. Is there any restaurant or something else?

liem ailie on April 25, 2014

hello. Amelia

great capture

YS:3 + LIKE:7

congratulation and have a nice day for you

Thank's so much for your visit to my gallery and your nice comment

best regards from Tiffany Liem

Amelia Royan on April 25, 2014

many thanks dear Maggie. No - there isn't a restaurant here, the boats are too small. But there have been upside-down boats turned into trendy restaurants elsewhere. I don't know where. The boat nearest you was once a fishing boat used for catching herring. The industry is no longer viable nowadays.

Weekend hugs, Amelia

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    by Amelia Royan
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