Fish & Chips In Brightlingsea - a Memory of Brightlingsea.

During the late 40's and 50's we all traveled to Jaywick Sands for our summer and bank holidays and on the weekends made regular excursions to the nearby seaside resorts of Frinton and Walton-on-the Nase but my favorite was Brightlingsea, the main reason being that we went to collect winkles for a Sunday evening snack on returning home, complete with a pin for their removal.
The best bit was crossing from the harbour to the beach by a rowing boat ferry, I do not recall there being a charge for this service but doubt that it was no more than sixpence or perhaps one shilling with the return journey.
One alighted we would search in the long strands of seaweed for the rocks on which the winkles lived. Funnily enough having said that I still cannot really recall whether the winkles were attached to the rocks or seaweed or just lying in the pools of water, but as its going back seventy years its not that surprising!
Before leaving we would buy our fish and chips, usually plaice, from a shop on the right hand side when leaving the harbor area.
Many years later, probably 50 I would guess I took my wife along to visit Brightlingsea when returning home following a day trip to Jaywick and we had marvelous fish and chips in what I believe was the very same shop.
There really is nothing like fish and chips with bread and butter taken at at the seaside, don't spoil my memory by telling me that is most probably came from Lowestoft.

John Russell

10th June 2016

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