Stewed Eels In Manzies Circa 1945 - a Memory of Woolwich.
As a small lad, I loved stewed eels with mash & parsley sauce and occasionally mum would take me to Manzie's in Thomas Street, as it was her favourite too. But on this day we were obliged to share a 'box' with (I should imagine) a Beresford Square stallholder. Poor chap was chilled to the marrow and had a stinking cold and runny nose - sniff, sniff, sniff. But what I particularly remember, was the meticulous placing of the bones around the rim after he had noisily sucked them clean. Looked like a miniature of a jurassic fossil.
A memory shared by on Sep 15th, 2012.
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