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Fishy Tales

Talks - Film, TV and Radio; Talks - Food and Drink; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

Kevin Little, who recently retired after 54 years as a fishmonger in Reading, Berkshire, recounts some of his “fishy tales”. Find out why Batman uses the expression “holy mackerel” and why we are misled by a “red herring”. Why was the price of butter so crucial to a fishmonger? How his wife threatened divorce when lampreys escaped into his car. The health inspector who was muddled by the fly book, and didn’t approve of Kevin’s first aid kit. This is an amusing talk that is very popular with Womens’ Institutes and the University of the Third age.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Kevin Little

Meet The Speaker, Kevin

After an unlikely beginning as a gentleman’s hairdresser, Kevin became a fishmonger. His shop, the Smelly Alley Fish Company, in Reading, Berkshire, was his for the next 54 years. After being born and bred in Reading, he moved to Somerset where he has lived for thirty years, commuting up and down the A303. He owns a smallholding with his wife, Liz, where he keeps rescued ponies, a mule, a dog, many, many cats, geese and ducks. All are rescued, from the Rumanian German Shepherd dog to the cats that just turn up, seeking a home.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!