Oral History: Ted Manning

Banjo Estate | Photo: Valence House Museum

I think fish, out of all products, is one of the most pungent and pervasive. I mean it gets everywhere. It gets absolutely everywhere. You can always smell the market, even when you're driving in to it. You would open the door up and you'd get this horrid brown slime over everything all where the bacteria has built up. And that would just be dribbling down the boxes and coming out on the floor. I miss Billingsgate Market ‘cos I miss the camaraderie and all the people there. I wouldn't say I miss the smell though...

Ted Manning

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