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Waiting For Tomorrow

This may look like a macro of tiny steel thimbles, but it isn't. These are 10 stone (140lbs) fish Kits, stacked, ready and waiting for the next early morning fish auction on the dockside.

 

Whilst still at school in the mid 70's I took a summer job on the dock as a 'gofer' working for a fish merchant in the twilight days of the fading Fleetwood Fishing Industry.

 

It was my job to go down to the Fish Market and collect all the Kits of fish my employer had purchased.

 

This meant lifting maybe 20 to 30 ten stone kits onto a small petrol driven truck each morning. This was in the days when I weighed only 8 or 9 stone myself. It was back breaking work, but we had a lot of fun too.

 

Although it was still reasonably bouyant then, in a few short years this industry was all but finished - the victim of capitulation and spineless government from London.

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Taken in December 1974