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From Portsmouth herrings to home-cured bloaters, Dennis Bevan in the Cosham fish shop in the 1950s
From Portsmouth herrings to home-cured bloaters, Dennis Bevan in the Cosham fish shop in the 1950s
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Now, here’s a whiff of pure nostalgia. You can almost smell the bloaters and taste the salty tang of the sea from this fishmonger’s.

Herrings from Yarmouth and home-cured bloaters were the order of the day at F Arnett’s shop at the top of High Street, Cosham, in the 1950s. Not to mention the store’s mission statement.

Dennis Bevan in the front of F Arnett's fish shop, Cosham

Dennis Bevan in the front of F Arnett's fish shop, Cosham

The pictures here come from Mark Abraham who wonders how many readers remember the shop.

Standing in the shop front, resplendent in his white coat, is Mark’s uncle, Dennis Frank Bevan.

The shop was owned by his uncle, Frank Arnett, and Mark says it could be found where the Iceland store is now.

The pictures were passed on to Mark by his father Anthony Abraham of Drayton, Portsmouth.

Why don’t you share your memories with us? If you have your own story or pictures from days gone by that you would like featured on this page

please e-mail Chris Owen at chris.owen@thenews.co.uk or write to him at The News, The News Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth,PO2 9SX