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.
The piers at Craster
The piers at craster. Traditionally the herring used to make kippers was sourced from the North East. Due to overfishing they now have to be bought in from further afield.
Neil has 15 memories in the memorynet:
Neil's memories with a Work theme:
- Childhood memories of the business
- Changes at Robsonís
- The future
- Changes in the Craster fishing community
- Making kippers
- Robsonís role in the local community
- Kippers being smoked
- Staff at Robson's
- Women preparing herring
- Fish waiting to go to the smokehouse
- The final product
Neil's other memories:
- Decline in the herring stocks and changes in the industry
- Robson's Kippers
- The piers at Craster