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I love kippers
Started by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
But those ruddy bones will be the death of me.
Is there a knack to eating kippers and not choking

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
Buy kipper fillets?

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
Or, try one of these:

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
I've often wondered whether those boil in the bag "fillets" really are kippers

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
I gather many of today's kippers never seen a smokehouse: pickled in brine, then dyed.

More likely that the salt will be the death of you than the bones.

Back in 1960's, when I was a student, I usually worked Christmas Post parcel sorting. Lots of Manx Kippers used to get sent through the post, just with address label attached. You could not do that now: the fish would just fall apart!

Posted by: ayrefield (4244) Report abuse
Manx kippers always reminded me of old dried up wash leathers.

Posted by: roylew (2268) Report abuse
Peppered mackerel hmmm

Posted by: momac (8110)  Report abuse
I love peppered mackerel.

Posted by: lock lass (102) Report abuse
There's only one sort of Kipper for me and that is the
Loch Fyne. After having one of those all the others i.e. Manx etc. are tasteless.

Posted by: ayrefield (4244) Report abuse
If you like tasty smoked fish try these.

Arbroath Smokies

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
I can smell them ayrefield but can't taste them
You should be banned from these boards

Posted by: ayrefield (4244) Report abuse
now, now, don't go giving Ron ideas I-spy.

I know what you mean with cost of postage being more than the price of the fish - so probably best to stick with the Finnan Haddie from Morrisons.

Does Darren's fish van still go to Standish on Fridays, maybe he has or can get smoked Haddock, I've only ever got Mackerel from his van at Eccleston on a Thursday though, but I know you have to get there early to catch the best, whenever I've got there only the runts of the shoal were left.

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
Fish van still there ayrefield - and the same queues

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Wow, I remember the fish vans, (Horse and carts actually when I was young ) going around.. I had no idea they still did that..

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
Jimmy Gillet!

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Jimmy Gillet was the fish man...... It was a long time ago, maybe I am wrong or am I?

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
I don't know when his horse and fish cart ceased, (Ashton) but was there in 1960's, and when I visited someone there in 1980's, it was the last time that I bought my fish from him and his vehicle.

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
Let's hope he's enjoying retirement and he's not in another plaice

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
It was Jimmy Gillet, I had forgotten all about him.. I am from Downall Green North Ashton.. I remember him going around the Estate..

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse


Jimmy Gillet Fish

Tony Frederick's Ice Cream


Joe Pennington Green Grocery

miss them all!

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
Tony, he was the one with the 3 wheeler bike wasn't he?

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
That's right.

Beautiful Ice Cream it was.

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
Did he sell choc ices

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
I remember Ice lollies in the shapes of Disney characters .

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
There was one ice cream man who seemed to specialise in choc ices. I thought he was shouting all free but it was probably all freeze

Posted by: jouell (4330) Report abuse
We sort of veered away from you original post, re bones in kippers...
I attended a Fish Fry Fundraiser this past weekend.. Not kippers, but Mullet. Good grief, I was scared to put any of it in my mouth, so many bones, then I picked up what I thought was fish, well I guess it was, only it was the tail fin.. All in all I maybe got four or five bites of the actual meat..
The Fundraiser was for a good cause, so I didn't complain..

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
Mussels for me tonight

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
For tea?

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
There's a blast from the past. Hope he's still with us and enjoying his kippers

Posted by: jo anne (31461)   Report abuse
Sadly Bob Williamson died on 19th June 2016. bobwilliamson.org

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
Finny Addy Row!

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
Sorry to hear Bob has gone but he's not forgotten. I like the sound of that Irish comedy. I wonder whether it ever materialised .

Posted by: jo anne (31461)   Report abuse
"Among his final projects were a TV comedy, begun with his late friend Hovis Presley, about a man travelling around Ireland using only the map on a tea towel."

I don't know, I-Spy.

I wasn't familiar with Finny-Addy Row, Priscus. Thread (Jun'11)

WW Album - Rose Hill Bryn

Comments by Allan, 19th May 2011
This must have been taken from just about outside the house where we lived on Wigan Rd until 1959. Would love to see a picture of that row of houses if one exists. It was known affectionately to my parents' generation as "finny 'addy row" because the many Irish immigrants there liked their Finnan Haddock on Fridays.

Posted by: jo anne (31461)   Report abuse
At the time of his death, he had been attempting to complete a TV comedy started by himself and the late Bolton comedian Hovis Presley ... Sadly, this remains unfinished. (Link)

Posted by: i-spy (13270)  Report abuse
That's a shame. I'm surprised no-one has pinched the idea.

Posted by: priscus (5945) Report abuse
You get some interesting maps on tea towels.

 
 
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