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Four Crimlisk Brothers

Crimlisk Brothers

The photograph of the Crimlisk brothers, James, John, Francis and Thomas, is reproduced in ‘Patterns for Guernseys, Jersyes and Arans’ page 44 by Gladys Thomson (pub Dover 1971).

Clothing such as the Ganseys worn on the east coast is an important part of the culture of Fishing folk. The intricate patterns were quite specific to the town or village from which the boat sailed, and seems to have been part of the identification process following the (frequent) loss of life at sea.