I love kippers

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

But those ruddy bones will be the death of me.
Is there a knack to eating kippers and not choking

Started: 17th May 2017 at 21:11

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Buy kipper fillets?

Replied: 17th May 2017 at 21:15

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Or, try one of these:

Replied: 17th May 2017 at 21:33

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I've often wondered whether those boil in the bag "fillets" really are kippers

Replied: 17th May 2017 at 23:05

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

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!

Replied: 17th May 2017 at 23:20

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

Manx kippers always reminded me of old dried up wash leathers.

Replied: 18th May 2017 at 12:26

Posted by: roylew (3614)

Peppered mackerel hmmm

Replied: 18th May 2017 at 21:46

Posted by: momac (12045) 

I love peppered mackerel.

Replied: 18th May 2017 at 22:12

Posted by: lock lass (115)

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.

Replied: 20th May 2017 at 14:10

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

If you like tasty smoked fish try these.

Arbroath Smokies

Replied: 20th May 2017 at 14:57

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I can smell them ayrefield but can't taste them
You should be banned from these boards

Replied: 20th May 2017 at 17:36

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

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.

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 12:08

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Fish van still there ayrefield - and the same queues

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 14:46

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Wow, I remember the fish vans, (Horse and carts actually when I was young ) going around.. I had no idea they still did that..

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 14:56

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Jimmy Gillet!

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 15:39

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Jimmy Gillet was the fish man...... It was a long time ago, maybe I am wrong or am I?

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 16:30

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

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.

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 16:53

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Let's hope he's enjoying retirement and he's not in another plaice

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 16:57

Posted by: jouell (4705)

It was Jimmy Gillet, I had forgotten all about him.. I am from Downall Green North Ashton.. I remember him going around the Estate..

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 17:35

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Jimmy Gillet Fish

Tony Frederick's Ice Cream

Joe Pennington Green Grocery

miss them all!

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 18:43
Last edited by priscus: 21st May 2017 at 18:49:14

Posted by: jouell (4705)

Tony, he was the one with the 3 wheeler bike wasn't he?

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 19:13

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

That's right.

Beautiful Ice Cream it was.

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 19:56

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Did he sell choc ices

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 19:58

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I remember Ice lollies in the shapes of Disney characters .

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 20:13

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

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

Replied: 21st May 2017 at 20:16

Posted by: jouell (4705)

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..

Replied: 22nd May 2017 at 15:54

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Mussels for me tonight

Replied: 26th May 2017 at 17:18

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Replied: 26th May 2017 at 17:25

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

There's a blast from the past. Hope he's still with us and enjoying his kippers

Replied: 26th May 2017 at 17:28

Posted by: jo anne (34190) 

Sadly Bob Williamson died on 19th June 2016.

Replied: 27th May 2017 at 15:51

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Finny Addy Row!

Replied: 27th May 2017 at 15:57

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

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 .

Replied: 27th May 2017 at 16:29

Posted by: jo anne (34190) 

"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.

Replied: 27th May 2017 at 16:42
Last edited by jo anne: 27th May 2017 at 16:44:23

Posted by: jo anne (34190) 

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)

Replied: 27th May 2017 at 16:59

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

That's a shame. I'm surprised no-one has pinched the idea.

Replied: 27th May 2017 at 17:23

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

You get some interesting maps on tea towels.

Replied: 27th May 2017 at 19:45


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