I was very saddened to hear recently of the passing of Fareham fishmonger Peter Cripps.
His business in West Street has been there since I was very small.
I reckon it’s probably one of the oldest shops left in the town centre, along with Soothills Bakery.
As a little girl, it was a weekly ritual for my mum and I to go to Peter’s shop.
But I always waited outside as I was quite scared of the goggle-eyed fish on show.
When I moved back to the town earlier this year after living in Southsea for six years, I was heartened to see Peter still working away in the shop .
Rest in peace Peter, you were a true gentleman and legend and the people of Fareham will miss you greatly.