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Where can I buy fresh fish? - here's where!

Here are the best places to source your fish online, some locally, some nationally - there's sure to be a supply of fresh UK fish being sold somewhere near you!
Fresh fish sales across the UK from Fish on Friday
Fresh fish either delivered or available in your area - mainly the South west from Plymouth initiative, Call4Fish.
Fresh fish from all over Cornwall - from the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide - many fish supplied direct from the fishermen!
If you need to know more any of these organisations are only to willing to help - if you want to be included or just want to know where to buy fresh fish near you!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

What does a retired fish merchant do in his spare time?

Nick Howell traded for many years as a fish merchant from Newlyn. While the canned Cornish Sardine business he started ticks over nicely he now has time to enjoy life at a more leisurely pace - about the speed of his 1902 American Bicycle Company's Toledo steam car - the latest in a long list of cars Nick has owned and restored.

The car as it arrived from America
 The car has taken years of restoration to get to this condition including a brand new steam boiler - however, most of the car is original.

Now fully restored, the rear view...

a none too crowded dashboard where fuel and steam pressure are the only instruments...

and the front view, she is now all set to recreate a journey undertaken by what is thought to have been the same car in 1902!...

this photo shows that car looking over the gRand Canyon - where Nick and his brother Chris are currently heading. They have just been looked after by fellow vintage car collector, journalist and TV presenter Jay Leno at his Pebble Beach home in LA.

Yesterday, Nick and his brother packed up the Toledo steamer in its case (a converted horse box!) and are headed North to the adge of the grand Canyon before setting out on their epic 62 mile drive into the wilderness!

Follow the adventure from the blog here and on Twitter @steamcarman: