Folkestone Trawlermen 2016
32 images Created 21 Sep 2016
Folkestone was founded on its fishing industry which dates back to pre-Roman times. During its heyday there were over 100 boats operating out of the busy harbour and employing over 1000 people in the town. However today, there are only 8 working boats left, employing just over 20 people. The boats are owned and managed by Folkestone families who have a strong fishing heritage. Photographer Andrew Aitchison, has been working with Folkestone Trawlers to capture portraits of the active fishermen in the summer of 2016.