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For the past 136 years the Fishermen’s Mission has provided vital services to active and retired fishermen around the whole of the UK. We don’t receive any government funding or lottery support so all the help you can offer is much appreciated.

On this site you will be able to buy our merchandise, including Christmas cards and Calendars, as well as books, such as Sea, Salt and Solitude and other products like our wonderful bespoke mugs and drinking cups.

Browse through and learn more about us while helping to support our work at the same time

Fishermen’s Mission 2020 Calendar

The Fishermen’s Mission 2020 Calendar was produced using photos sent by our supports earlier tahis year. The A4 calendar is now ready with all the proceeds going to the Fishermen’s Mission.

To purchase your copy of calendar please click here

Limited Edition set of 12 Toni Knight Postcards

Toni Knights is one of Brixham’s local characters and an acclaimed nautical artist. Toni has been a fisherman since the age of 16 and got his Skippers ticket at the age of 19. In the late eighties he worked as a Fisheries Officer on the Drumbeat of Devon which earned him a Fishing News headline ‘Poacher Turns Game Keeper’, and crewed on the Torbay Lifeboat, ‘The Edward Bridges’ when Arthur Curnow was Coxswain. Toni’s life is still water based and when he’s not sailing heritage boats for Trinity Sailing or fishing on a beam trawler, he can be found renovating beautiful ‘Iris’ his 75ft Cornish Lugger built in 1921 that nestles alongside the inner harbour in Brixham.

In his early nautical paintings, Toni worked in oils, but more recently, his artistic flair can be seen around the pubs and cafes of Brixham where he uses a felt-tip pen and watercolours to bring to life the boats.

This set of twelve postcards have been specially commissioned by The Fishermen’s Mission with Toni Knights to celebrate our British fishing industry and in particular Brixham’s maritime history. The annotations are by retired local fisherman John Friend. In each set there are four colour illustrations of different fishing methods, four of his famous pen drawings of boats and their labelled parts that can be coloured in and four copies of some of his original paintings. They can also be purchased from Brixham Fishermen’s Mission.

To purchase your copy of Sea, Salt and Solitude please click here

 

Sea, Salt and Solitude

Sea, Salt and Solitude has been produced to raise funds for The Fishermen’s Mission, a charity providing welfare support to fishermen and their families. Fishing is the most dangerous peacetime industry: 100 lives have been lost at sea in the last 10 years.

Chris Hewitt’s 170 black and white portraits are of fishermen, the families of those lost at sea, lifeboat men, harbour officials, car park attendants, mongers and merchants, boat builders, chefs indeed all those involved with keeping the fishing communities in good condition. All the photographs are on location in familiar and unusual places and many backdrops include atmospheric Cornish rain and sunshine.

Deborah Richards’ narratives are written from short, five to ten minute conversations with the people in the photographs. These voices record all sorts: sad stories of lost family members and various ways of coping, personal witness of the Fishermen’s Mission helping families in distress and dire need with dignity and affection. Overall describing a traditional way of life that is under threat from many different directions.

To purchase your copy of Sea, Salt and Solitude please click here

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Voices of Cornwall

This Voices of Cornwall Vol. 2 limited edition box-set consists of two CDs totaling over 2 hours of captivating Cornish storytelling and songs the entire family can enjoy. Gather round the hearth, enjoy the best bards, male voice choirs and musicians as they weave a tapestry of sound inspired by the shifting tides, the landscape and the ever changing light of Cornwall.

The bonus cd is a Christmas collection of traditional heartwarming Cornish holiday tales, poetry and songs. Ralph McTell donated his beautiful New Year’s song ‘The Things You Wish Yourself’ to the project. The cover art was donated by the fabulous John Dyer.

So kick back and enjoy the timeless Voices of Cornwall and support the Fishermen’s Mission. Win! Win!

Note- Volume 1 has sold out

“Here we have over an hour of classic carols performed by Cornish choirs from around the world as well as timeless Christmas stories. At Christmas, time singers emerge from all over to gather in pubs and clubs to sing their special local carols, following a tradition recorded over 200 years ago. There is nothing as uplifting and cheering as voices raised in harmony when another much-loved carol strikes up” – Linda Collins

To purchase a copy of Voices of Cornwall please click here