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Issue 69 January 2014

HERNE BAY

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D S DAWKINS Home Maintenance, Carpentry & Roofing For a no obligation FREE estimate please call

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J.C.J. PMC ELECTRICAL SERVICES Table Top Fairs

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Carol ELITE Hammond ROOFING CURTAIN MAKER

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Calder Ceramics

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Neil Calder

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Footcare service Toe Nail Cutting at an affordable price

Trained footcare workers hold clinics at our Reculver Road Centre The cost for toe nail cutting is ÂŁ7.50

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• A Rated energy efficient windows • Composite Doors • Conservatories • Porches

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Our friendly uniformed staff are happy to advise, just give a call on:

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Harris Electrical Contractor

All work is completed to the highest standards, guaranteed, insured and covered by IEE regulations and comes with the relevant test certification

Call James Harris on

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Email: enquiries@harriselectricalcontractor.info www.harriselectricalcontractor.info Part P Approved

G.B Locksmiths

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CHRIS BAT EN Carpenter & Joiner Kitchens designed & fitted Cut & Pitch Roofing Timber Windows made or repaired Internal & External Door Hanging All aspects of Property Maintenance undertaken Professional & reliable service 35 years experience Fully qualified . Free Quotations All work fully Insured Tel: Chris on 01227

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07784 319 143 or 01227 374 553 No call out charges, all aspects of security 24 Hour call outs Repairs to Double glazed doors & windows Locks supplied & fitted Domestic & Commercial Established 1990 Email: garrysmith44@hotmail.co.uk

JOHNSONS

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The Modern Blind & Curtain Company Local Family Business

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A. N. ORCHARD PAINTERS and DECORATORS

ESTABLISHED 1979

GENERAL REPAIRS INTERIOR and EXTERIOR PRIVATE and COMMERCIAL INSURANCE WORK UNDERTAKEN FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED

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The JANUARY Editorial

The Mystery of the Missing Shrimps By Roger Turner PART 1 The Oxford English Dictionary describes them as “small free-swimming edible crustaceans with ten legs”. So what are they? Why, shrimps of course! The Thames estuary was once prolific with brown shrimps, long regarded as a real delicacy. Instead of trawling, shrimpers at Herne Bay used 6-8ft wooden-framed nets which they pushed through shallow waters at low tide, the favourite area being off the town’s West Cliff. At one time up to 30 shrimpers, among them the Mounts, Holnesses and Pressleys, were actively involved. Although a seasonal occupation, it was a useful sideline. Willow baskets, supported with a leather strap and slung over their backs, could hold up to seven gallons and to conserve stocks the catch was sieved. A gallon, in the 1930s was worth 2/- (10p). Shrimping proved a useful method of raising pocketmoney for Brian Mount while he was still at school. Brian, now aged 87, of Hampton Pier Avenue, Herne Bay, found a ready market for his catches during the 1930s by cycling around the local countryside and selling to customers in outlying areas. Both his father, Alf, and grandfather Arthur were keen shrimpers. Arthur made the wooden frames from “green sticks” cut from the coppiced trees at Thornden Wood, using old oars for the handles and knitting the netting. Our picture shows Brian’s son, Barry Mount, with a 30-year-old net made by his father. There was a glut of shrimps in the 1960s, and I have the records to prove it. The parttime “professionals” (including myself) were earning 8/- (40p) a gallon, or 1/- (5p) per pint. These were sold to local fishmongers, Newmans, Minters and Gladdens, retailing at 1/6 (7p) per pint. Shrimping attracted vast numbers of locals, particularly beach hut owners – who often cooked their catches and ate them on the beach – and visitors who were out for a feed. There were still some useful catches during the 1980s and 90s. But what happened after this remains a mystery, for shrimps in recent years have just about vanished from the Thames estuary. With beam-trawler activity long gone, over-fishing can be ruled out. Whatever the reason, the general theory is that as scavengers, shrimps have nothing to feed on now as the sea is “too clean”.

TO BE CONTINUED

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R. JACKSON MOTORS MOWER DEPARTMENT

LAWN MOWER & GARDEN MACHINERY SALES & SERVICE ALL TYPES OF REPAIRS All Rotary Mower Blades Sharpened & Balanced All Cylinder Blades Reground All Types of Shears Sharpened

C al l - R Jackson Motors Free local collection & delivery service

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BULLOCKSTONE ROAD, HERNE

COMPUTER 15 Years Experience

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Friendly Service and Advice What ever your problem I will try to solve it Covering Herne Bay, Whitstable, Canterbury and surrounding areas

Call Terry on:

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