Meanwhile back in late 1840’s Barking…although Samuel Hewett had solved the problem of transporting fish back from distant grounds there remained that of damaged trawlers. Having to get back to Barking for a refit meant loss of earnings. What he needed was a base much closer to where the fish was caught with…
-Existing dock and harbour facilities,
-Pool of unskilled workers used to the sea if not trawling,
-Room to expand operations ashore
-Room to house skilled workers from Barking
-Infrastructure for increasing work force
-Good land communications with London.
GORLESTON TICKED ALL THE BOXES!