Climmers: A Coastal Unison

MA research project, 2020 -

A study into the shared lives between the North Sea, its birds, and Flamborough Head.

The seaside is a novelty for most, however a select amount of people have lived and still do live alongside the sea in a unison.

This fascinating fragment of history, so intimate to the local birds and the landscape of the Head, is similar occupations occurred on the West coast of Scotland, with St. Kilda before the evacuation sharing a similar rich history of living with the coast surrounding the small islands, utilising the landscape for fishing, farming, and harvesting seabird eggs.

Climmers would scale down the side of the stunningly brutal cliff to collect guillemot eggs for their village, to be eaten and used in leatherwork. 

Read my full write up about this project here.

© 2020 by Chloe Heffernan

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