Dark, Salt, Clear - Life In A Cornish Fishing Town, By Lamorna Ash

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01Ep 1 Heading Out to Sea2020032320200324 (R4)

For twenty-two-year old Lamorna Ash Cornwall has always been an idyll, the place where her mother grew up, and where she spent her summer holidays. Now, Larmorna is travelling to the town of Newlyn, close to Land's End, with a view to finding out about its fishing community and its heritage. In today's episode, Lamorna is settling in and she sets out to secure a berth on a working trawler. The reader is Ell Potter.

Lamorna Ash is a writer and playwright. Dark, Salt, Clear is her first book.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Lamorna Ash's evocative memoir about Cornwall and fishing.

An evocative portrait of life in Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain.

02Ep 2 The First Haul2020032420200325 (R4)

In Lamorna Ash's vivid memoir about Newlyn, the fishing town near to Land's End, she is out on the high seas on board, the fishing trawler, the Filadelfia, where she experiences her first haul. Back on land, she takes in a shift at the fish auction where a quarter of a million freshly caught fish have just arrived. Ell Potter reads.

Lamorna Ash is a writer and playwright. Dark, Salt, Clear is her first book.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

In her memoir Lamorna Ash is on board a fishing trawler, and experiences her first haul.

An evocative portrait of life in Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain.

03Ep 3 A Hard Day2020032520200326 (R4)

In her memoir, Lamorna Ash is in a reflective mood as she considers the life of the fishermen and their lives at sea. After four days at sea, Lamorna longs for the shore and has her hardest day yet. Ell Potter reads.

Lamorna Ash is a writer and playwright. Dark, Salt, Clear is her first book.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Lamorna Ash's memoir a hard day lies ahead on the high seas.

An evocative portrait of life in Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain.

04Ep 4 Things the Nets Pull Up2020032620200327 (R4)

In Lamorna Ash's evocative memoir about Newlyn's fishing community, close to Land's End. Today,, extraordinary things are found among the fish in the trawler's nets, and the effects of climate change on the sea confront Lamorna. Ell Potter reads.

Lamorna Ash is a writer and playwright. Dark, Salt, Clear is her first book.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

In Lamorna Ash's memoir, surprising things are found in the fishing trawler's nets.

An evocative portrait of life in Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain.

05Ep 5 Returning to Shore2020032720200328 (R4)

In Lamorna Ash' evocative and vivid memoir about the Cornish fishing community of Newlyn, near Land's End, there is one last wonder on board the fishing trawler. First of all, Lamorna recounts a tragedy on the high seas which still reverberates along Cornwall's coast. Ell Potter reads.

Lamorna Ash is a writer and playwright. Dark, Salt, Clear is her first book.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Lamorna Ash's evocative memoir, there is one last wonder on board the fishing trawler.

An evocative portrait of life in Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain.