Arnside in Cumbria, historically part of Westmorland, has a long history of boat building by the Crossfield family.

Francis John Crossfield built his first boat in 1838. By 1851 the family employed 3 people boat building. By 1885 when Francis John had retired, five Crossfield brothers were running the business. The boats were designed by William Crossfield and 5 boats were built each year. Crossfield built 10 boats in 1896 for a total of 70 boats in 13 years. W Crossfield & Sons closed after the second world war.

Reference: The Lancashire Nobby by Nick Miller


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Fifies are a traditional fishing vessel from the east coast of Scotland.  They were used to fish for herring with drift nets. They were made form 1850 until the 20th Century.