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sheffieldvic
20-09-2011, 14:06
Can anyone remember the sea food man who came into pubs/wmc to sell ......seafood.
It was always the same man i remember.Just a blast from the past :)

RED ALERT
20-09-2011, 15:02
Can anyone remember the sea food man who came into pubs/wmc to sell ......seafood.
It was always the same man i remember.Just a blast from the past :)

Yes.i remember him.If my memory serves me right he was also a teacher!

sheffieldvic
20-09-2011, 15:05
Yes.i remember him.If my memory serves me right he was also a teacher!


Didnt know that but was there only the one man doing the rounds?

RED ALERT
20-09-2011, 15:07
He had fair thinning hair.I used to see him in Bellhouse,Lane top and Crookes clubs.

sheffieldvic
20-09-2011, 15:10
yeah i remember him in Lane top and wincobank club,also my parents had The Viaduct pub on the Wicker and he used to come in there.

Paul Cocker
20-09-2011, 15:48
Used to see him on Wadsley Bridge quite a lot back-end of 80's, ginger/blonde haired bloke always very friendly. My then girlfriend always used to by a crab-stick cocktail like thing.

Jim Hardie
20-09-2011, 19:14
There were several, each with their own rounds. The one I remember did the town centre pubs. He had dark brylcreemed hair, an Errol Flynn 'tache and wore glasses. His patter could be disgusting when he was in the mood.

joiner andy
20-09-2011, 19:18
his name was ray, top lad! used to drop us off from the dev to five arches! on his rounds:)

choogling
20-09-2011, 19:35
They used to sell crab sticks later renamed seafood sticks because they contained no crab.Two firms come to mind ocean supreme and kershaws i think, someone will correct me.I was told eu regulations killed the trade off.

BobbyDazzler
20-09-2011, 19:45
We always used to shout "Has tha got crabs??" and bless him, he'd always smile like it was the first time he'd ever heard it!!

choogling
20-09-2011, 20:04
The cockle man as we called him, was eastern euroupean the first time he came in our pub everyone went silent and stared at him like he was an alien .So i went up and bought a bag of cockles then one bye one others bought some.Within a few weeks he was selling half a basket full at a time . The locals nicknamed him sam never did find out his real name .

zippyzag1
20-09-2011, 21:20
Lol! This is a blast from the past! I remember one from about 1996. The company was "kershaws" and the guy carried a basket hamper donning a "super cockle" shirt! He was a double of one of the chuckle brothers. Really nice bloke though. After a night out me and my now ex used to get a lift home from him. Ok with breath held.....

sheffieldvic
20-09-2011, 21:30
Such a shame they disappeared :-(

lectrolove
20-09-2011, 22:45
There were at least two because two of the guys I lived in shared houses with did this, I'm talking about late 70s. They were both regularly asked "Have you got crabs on yer, ****?"

andyh29
20-09-2011, 22:56
It had nothing to do with EU regulations,it was just that as the customers dwindleld in pubs it became harder for them to make a living. Ray the ex teacher now sells costume jewelry on Barnsley Market

tigerman
20-09-2011, 23:35
It had nothing to do with EU regulations,it was just that as the customers dwindleld in pubs it became harder for them to make a living. Ray the ex teacher now sells costume jewelry on Barnsley Marketthere was also one called tom good mate of mine.

Joto
21-09-2011, 01:40
there was also one called tom good mate of mine.

Tommy Machin ?*sp* my hubby worked part-time for him in the 60s, he went round clubs etc. Sometimes he sold chicken sandwiches too I think. :)

scallywags
21-09-2011, 12:01
Around '65 used to go with blond haired Roy Bridgeman (sp). Selling Cockles and Mussels. I think in the Firth Park Wincbank area.

linz 1980
23-09-2011, 04:38
I remember him from the limes club, I was about 13 and used to love crab sticks funny enough I don't like them now :-) x

joiner andy
23-09-2011, 05:44
I remember him from the limes club, I was about 13 and used to love crab sticks funny enough I don't like them now :-) x

i used to be a limes club kid, i was always on donkey kong!

Lushcannon
24-09-2011, 11:31
In the early 80s a man (called Benny) used to do the Crosspool pubs shouting 'any fooseed' when he walked in.

Shogun
24-09-2011, 12:15
I can remember 2 guys who used to call in the clubs around the woodseats area, one of them looked a bit like a 118 guy he used to come in the smithywood club in the 70's and 80's, the other guy was a bit of a cross dresser saw him once or twice in the chapletown wmc also,I wonder if they made much money out of it,there sea food always was very fresh and good value.

STERI
24-09-2011, 12:21
yes i remember him very nice too

shefflass5
25-09-2011, 15:18
i remember him coming into the matilda on matilda street.used to look forward to it .

Heybunny
02-10-2011, 22:54
I remember going to the Bellhouse road WMC with my parents in the early 90s, was like 6 years old then... I remember the guy who used to come in there selling crab sticks and things that were shaped like big prawns but tasted just like crab sticks. :p Used to douse them in vinegar, polish them off and occasionally the band would let me have a go on the drums before we left.

tasha_78
03-10-2011, 15:23
my hubby was a "prawn man" as we called them back in the 70`s. He took it as a second job to make ends meet like most of thhe other prawn men I think

al_partridge
04-10-2011, 08:45
I remember a fella who used to go round the pubs in Crookes selling it, must be about 15-20 years ago. He wasn't exactly a great salesman, just did a circuit around the pub muttering "seafood".

I never bought any, I never exactly thought to myself "I'm really enjoying this pint of bitter, but I think what would really complement it right now would be a crabstick".

flightliner
06-10-2011, 20:01
There were several, each with their own rounds. The one I remember did the town centre pubs. He had dark brylcreemed hair, an Errol Flynn 'tache and wore glasses. His patter could be disgusting when he was in the mood.

yah- like-- Cockles, whelks, pregnant tadpoles!!:rant::rant::rant:
I always thought he looked like charlie chase.

sheffieldvic
07-10-2011, 20:07
i used to be a limes club kid, i was always on donkey kong!

Yeah Limes club kid too :) but dont remember the seafood man coming in there...Should bring them back :idea:

sheffieldvic
07-10-2011, 20:09
I remember a fella who used to go round the pubs in Crookes selling it, must be about 15-20 years ago. He wasn't exactly a great salesman, just did a circuit around the pub muttering "seafood".

I never bought any, I never exactly thought to myself "I'm really enjoying this pint of bitter, but I think what would really complement it right now would be a crabstick".

:hihi::hihi::hihi::hihi:

joiner andy
07-10-2011, 20:16
Yeah Limes club kid too :) but dont remember the seafood man coming in there...Should bring them back :idea:

he never went in the limes, can you remember lucky number? i won it a few times:)

sheffieldvic
08-10-2011, 09:51
he never went in the limes, can you remember lucky number? i won it a few times:)

Yes i do...never won though :mad:

terminator
10-10-2011, 18:49
The one i know used to live just below James ST on Darnall cant remmeber name of RD it was the one near genal.Sure he was called phillip.Light hair well spoken polite
Any knows him need to get a message to him if he,s still with us.

Sorted thanks andyh29

lindad993
10-10-2011, 21:50
Can anyone remember the sea food man who came into pubs/wmc to sell ......seafood.
It was always the same man i remember.Just a blast from the past :)

Top Red Lion in Grenoside on a Saturday night- the "Shrimp Man" was always welcome

terminator
16-10-2011, 19:12
Thanks andyh29 spoken to Phillip.

zepstox
17-10-2011, 20:37
One of Kershaws blokes had a running spat with someone in the Norfolk Arms at Grenoside and one day he'd had enough and it ended up in fisticuffs on the street outside. I remember putting bags of seafood back in his basket for him after a few bounced out in the chase to the door. I used to buy whelks sometimes, but it didn't half make yer beer flat next time you took a swig.

Cookingfat
17-10-2011, 21:25
yes i remember him coming to the queens rd, the woodseats, the intake sports club

Leslump
03-11-2011, 09:33
I worked for Kershaws in the 1970s we also sold kippers and mushrooms,as wages we were allowed to take 6old pence for every packet sold.