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Botts the Fishmongers

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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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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?


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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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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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.


Posted By: Mustard
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 7:42pm
You are correct. I worked there briefly as a schoolboy but hated washing down every day and the lingering smell of fish certainly didn't endear me to friends!


Posted By: Rich Kid
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 11:50pm
Botts, you had to have sole to work in a plaice like that!


Posted By: dogwalker
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 6:54pm
Is this not where the Bread House is now, remembering they just had steel shutter front and of course the smell of fish.


Posted By: hissing sid
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by dogwalker dogwalker wrote:

Is this not where the Bread House is now, remembering they just had steel shutter front and of course the smell of fish.

Plus the display cabinet, used to roll out to the front of the store. 


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Hissing Sid

It's a free country, adopt whatever PC stance you want. Just don't tell me which stance I should take just because it clashes with your opinion.




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