This book is a documentary record of the fishing industry in North Shields in the late 1970s. The study was originally commissioned by the Side Gallery in Newcastle. It is combined with a documentary account of a dairy in the West Midlands.
Nick Hedges has been a documentary photographer for nearly 50 years. He has worked in the field of social affairs with a number of voluntary organisations. His work is in the collections of the National Media Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is archived at the Central Library, Birmingham.