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Herring Mart

Tuesday 17th November 2020





Opened in 1892 to give shelter and office space to local fish salesmen, it was the first of its type in the country and is as far as we know, the only one still in existence.

In the herring fishing heydays samples of the catch were brought from the vessel to the fish salesmen to be auctioned in the veranda area.

Originally it was built on three sides, thereby providing additional space for a number of fish salesmen.

Wick’s Herring Mart housed a number of fish salesmen offices, all part of a busy trade

In the heyday of the herring fishing, sales were made to many parts of the world, with hard cash coming in return. 

And, let’s not forget the nutritious value of herring!




Written by The Wick Society

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