Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Buying Fish in Saltaire in the 1950's

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Capt. Baldwin, 1949, photo by Bill Weinlandt
Courtesy and copyright Bill J. Weinlandt 2008

If you wanted to buy fish you went down to the dock or over to the cove (were there was a path beaten through the rushes) to buy your fish from the hermit Captain Baldwin.

But woe to those who invaded his turf selling fish. See notes by Cosmo and FOSSIL here as to what happened to Capt. Murdock.

(ed note: originally posted may 19, 2008)1/11/09

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