I don’t think the .... I mean, the supermarkets had such a small fraction of the total market back then. And they’re in the big cities anyway ... No, they weren’t an influence in that way. Not that we were aware of anyway. And of course they had old style open marketing rather than things being pre-bought as they so very often are. The Buckie fish market was wonderful! There were usually around three auctioneers with these sing-song ways of quoting the prices and all the fish in big boxes on the floor so it was the old kind of capitalism you might say.

  • Paul Thompson
Friday 17th July 2009