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Sala Seafoods

sala-seafoodsSala Seafoods van run by a father and daughter team is to be found just outside the entrance to the auction rooms, off Cattle Market Street. His son has not gone into fishing, but the family tradition looks set to continue as his young grandson regularly goes out in the boat with him; he is keen to be a fisherman when he leaves school, and is already very skilled and neat working with knots, and making pots.

Where are you from?
Holt.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market? s
About 9 years.

What are your opening times here?
7am until sold out (usually 12 – 1pm)

What other markets do you attend?
None.

What led you to running this stall?
I am a crab fisherman, fishing out from Overstrand, My family have been seafarers for hundreds of years, and my grandfather was a lighthouse keeper. I sell what I catch, which is quite a rarity now.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
I like meeting the people. We have a nice regular base of customers who come every week.

What do you sell ?
Shellfish – cockles, prawns, crabs, lobster and samphire when in season.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Fresh Fish Stall

Jamie Bull currently 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? About 2 years.

What are your opening times here? 8am – 12.45pm

What other markets do you attend? I don’t actually attend other markets but do delivery rounds in Suffolk villages on other days.

What led you to running this stall? I took over the business from Neil Cook who was here for about 6 years, following on from his father who ran this stall for 35 years. I was a close friend of the family and the opportunity came along at time of life when I felt the need for a change.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market? I have very friendly regular customers and new customers are always polite

What do you sell ? I sell mainly wet fish ; Cod, Haddock , plaice, skate, salmon, trout, sea bass, tuna, lemon sole , Dover sole, hake, halibut, swordfish, monk fish, mackerel, smoked haddock, hot roast salmon, kippers. Also some shellfish – crabs, prawns,cockles.

If I get asked for anything else I will always try to get them what they want where possible.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

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