Archive for fish

Neil Cook Fresh Fish

neil-cook-fresh-fishNeil Cook runs his Fresh Fish stall from his van on the far side of the market area in front of Argos, on the edge of White Horse Street.

Where are you from?
Lowestoft.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
My Dad was here for 35 years and then I took over 6 years ago.

What are your opening times here?
7.30am – 12.30pm

What other markets do you attend?
None. I do rounds in Suffolk villages on Wednesday and Friday.

What led you to running this stall?
I used to be a ceramic tiler for 19 years, then when Dad retired, I took this over.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
Friendly people, very polite and helpful. Generally a nice place.

What do you sell ?
Fresh fish – salmon, skate, dressed crabs, plaice, herrings, kippers, cod, haddock, smoked haddock, mackerel, sea bass, monkfish, halibut, and hot smoked salmon.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Weston’s Seafoods

weston-seafoodWillie Weston’s Seafoods stall is to be found in the Upper Market, just outside the Bistro.

Where are you from?
Blakeney where I have my own fish shop.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
Since November 2015 when I took over this spot on the retirement of Mr and Mrs Earl who ran a successful fish stall here since the 1960’s.

What are your opening times here?
6.15am – 3pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Creake Abbey and North Elmham market which is weekly on Mondays 9-12pm, plus the monthly Fakenham Farmers’ Market.

What led you to running this stall?
I have been a fisherman since I was 14 and am now nearly 60, so it has been my whole life.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
Absolutely brilliant people – they are so friendly. The Earls did a very good job before me, and the stall holders and customers have made me really welcome. I love the eclectic mix of stalls, the interesting mix of visitors and regular customers. There’s a really nice camaraderie on the market.

What are your best selling items?
Crabs, and ready made meals, fish pies, fish cakes, fish pat├ęs and a full range of seafood and fresh fish.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield