Taken 14-Nov-14
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Keywords:Statute, Monumnet, Gansey Girl, North Pier, Bridlington Harbour, Bridlington
Photo Info

Dimensions3456 x 4608
Original file size18.2 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken14-Nov-14 15:41
Date modified18-Nov-15 23:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON
Camera modelCOOLPIX S3300
Focal length4.6 mm
Focal length (35mm)26 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/50 at f/3.5
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom0x
The Gansey Girl

The Gansey Girl

It takes around six weeks to knit a gansey by hand. They were usually made by mothers, wives and sweethearts and the patterns were passed down the generations via word of mouth - they weren't written down.
The ganseys are knitted without seams, all in one piece on five or more small needles using very fine, hardwearing four or five ply wool. They are knitted very tightly to make them weatherpoof. The tighter the knitting, the more water and weatherproof it is The Gansey Girl was one of those knitters and a fitting monument has been commissioned and sited on the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour were she sits knitting away while looking out to sea, the blue fishes on the plinth has been placed into positions by members and their representatives of all the Bridlington Fishermen