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Topic: Botts the Fishmongers
Posted By: Rich Kid
Subject: Botts the Fishmongers
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 7:16pm
Almost a forgotten word now - 'fishmongers'! Anyone remember Botts the fishmongers in Market Place just down from Robertsons the butchers? I believe Eric Stone, a rather rotund figure of a man used to be the manager, had two sons, Ian and ?. Botts of course also had a shop in GX.

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Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 20 May 2016 at 8:34pm
I believe Tobic, who still looks in at the forum. Used to work there

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Hissing Sid

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Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 23 May 2016 at 3:39pm
the village needs a good fishmonger.....



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Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 24 May 2016 at 2:01pm
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Almost a forgotten word now - 'fishmongers'! Anyone remember Botts the fishmongers in Market Place just down from Robertsons the butchers? I believe Eric Stone, a rather rotund figure of a man used to be the manager, had two sons, Ian and ?. Botts of course also had a shop in GX.
Robert.


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Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 25 May 2016 at 10:58am
Does Ian or Robert Stone still live in the village?

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Posted By: mike
Date Posted: 25 May 2016 at 10:25pm
Ian having lived in Chesham for many years moved 2 years ago to Yate in Somerset, Barry now lives in Devon and Neil also lives in Devon.


Posted By: oldchris
Date Posted: 11 June 2016 at 10:44am
Originally posted by Rich Kid Rich Kid wrote:

Does Ian or Robert Stone still live in the village?

Don't think so, wasn't there another called Donald?

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stop HS2.


Posted By: tobic
Date Posted: 23 September 2016 at 3:49am
Originally posted by hissing sid hissing sid wrote:

I believe Tobic, who still looks in at the forum. Used to work there

Yes, I worked there, Saturdays, around 1957, I think.............
Pay was 7/6  for Saturday mornings, extra 5/- if Saturday afternoon as well.
Taught me how to fillet fish and dress a crab, lol
Always gave me a couple of fillets of smoked Haddock or Cod to take home for Saturday tea, lol


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Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 23 September 2016 at 8:34am
tobic, its a good skill to have, 

so many people have no idea how to fillet or prepare fish !

i too spent my student days working for a fish wholesaler near billingsgate, - we used to prepare  fish for hotels and restaurants , i dont think there is a fish i cannot sort out !!!

those were the days.....


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need a stella and i need one now !


Posted By: tobic
Date Posted: 25 September 2016 at 1:10pm
Yes indeed, I fish a fair bit here in Western Australia and the skills I learnt have really helped to prepare them properly.   

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Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.


Posted By: Alastair66
Date Posted: 30 September 2016 at 5:32pm
Len Thompson used to work there. He lived opposite my grandfather on Boundary rd. Seem to remember his wife was either a dinner lady or something at CofE middle school.



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