Mudeford fish in Bermondsey Market

Today’s Time Out magazine has an interesting profile of fisherman Les Lawrence who is part of a new small co-op based at Mudeford.

He has recently appeared at London’s Bermondsey Market selling fresh fish. Customers love his stall and its sensible prices and are sad he is not there every Saturday.

The feature highlights Les’s move from a City job back to the coast life which he knew as a child. But it also raises questions about why this fish caught in Christchurch and Poole Bays is not on sale in Christchurch.

Local residents should be buying the fresh fish rather than fish fingers at the supermarkets. Or should the large Waitrose be stocking local fish?

Bermondsey Market, a short walk from Borough Market, is better known for antiques but since last November a farmers’ market has operated on Saturday morning.

See page  63.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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