That Brighton was a large fishing village in 1086 is evident from the rent of 4000 herrings; in 1285 it had a separate constable, and in 1333 it was assessed for a tenth and fifteenth at £5:4:64, half the assessment of Shoreham.
Pilchard, herrings, whiting and mackerel are taken, and salmon in the Teign.
There are red herrings even in the Celtic afterworlds.
The menu is spot on with Baltic herrings with new potatoes or glazed belly pork with chinese cabbage !
In the yard of Lord Raglan 's farmhouse men crammed into every available shed like herrings in a barrel.
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