These photographs were kindly contributed to the project by Jim Wilkinson, Chair of the Causeway Community Association, and son of James Wilkinson one of the men pictured.
These photographs depict local fishermen at Dunseverick in the 1930s.
These men, including the Gault brothers, Dan Mc Clelland and James Wilkinson, worked hard to fish along the Causeway Coast. They would bring their catch into Dunseverick harbour,and place it into handmade creels that they then carried on their backs up the steep slopes to the main road, where fish sellers waited to collect the fish to sell locally.
The Gault brothers and Robert Wilkinson
This is James and Samuel Gault keeping a close watch as their boat is pulled up the Dunseverick slipway on rollers by
Picture taken in the late 40’s early 50’s.
Sammy Gault, James Wilkinson and co
This is a photograph of fishermen at Dunseverick harbour with creels full of fish which they then carried on their backs to the main road (about half a mile) where fish sellers waited to take the catch round the local area to sell. This was all before the road was made down to the harbour.in the early 1930s. Names from the left are — John McMullan with creel, James Brewster, Dan McClelland with creel. James Wilkinson with creel, Bobby Gault getting ready to lift creel . Taken at the West side of the harbour, circa 1932.
This record was collected as part of Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust’s Uncharted Histories of the Causeway Coast Project. Please click here to learn more about this project.