Neil belongs to: Merchants and Traders
Neil was born in Craster and is the fourth generation of his family in the kipper business. The business has gone through a series of changes in recent times, but Robson's continues to make kippers.
Neil was interviewed by Kylea Little on 7 February 2006. The interview took place at Robson's Kippers, Craster and lasted 13 minutes and 45 seconds.
"Well, youíre never sure whatís around the corner, but hopefully it will continue to grow the way it has done"
Well, youíre never sure whatís around the corner, but hopefully it will continue to grow the way it has done. But we have got limitations in here, the size of the factory we have here, and I donít think I would ever produce Craster kippers on a modern trading estate on the outskirts of a city or anything like that. I think it has to be retained within itís, the fabric that itís done now, so just as long as we can get good quality herring, weíll keep making kippers.
Neil has 15 memories in the memorynet:
Neil's memories with a Women theme:
Neil's other memories:
- Childhood memories of the business
- Changes at Robsonís
- Decline in the herring stocks and changes in the industry
- The future
- Changes in the Craster fishing community
- Making kippers
- Kippers being smoked
- Staff at Robson's
- Women preparing herring
- Fish waiting to go to the smokehouse
- The final product
- Robson's Kippers
- The piers at Craster