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Interview with Gerry Reid about Moore's kipper yard, Peel

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Date(s): 20 September 1995

Creator(s): Manx National Heritage

Scope & Content: Gerry Reid talks to Kirsty Neate about his working life at Moore's kipper yard, Peel. Gerry, originally from Hull, talks about first coming to the Isle of Man on holidays with his mum who was a fish worker; working at Trollaby Road in 1944; moving to work in Moore's kipper yard; working in fishyards in Hull; staff at Moore's kipper yard; marrying a Manx woman; kippering process and areas, machinery in the factory; earlier hand-splitting processes and the women workers; pickling (brining) tanks and process; drainage channels and tentering troughs; smokehouse layout; role of the hanger to set the fires; length of smoking process; 'striking' or removing herring from smokehouse; women packing kippers in boxes; Kelly brothers of Kirk Michael custom made wooden boxes; cellophane packing process; loading boxes onto wagons for shipping with Jim Coulson, mostly to Manchester; date of the original yard.

Language: English

Extent: 39 min. 4 sec.

Item name: digital audio tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0418

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