© Mouth of the Tweed 2016
Today, Berwick still has three traditional family butchers’ shops, while many much larger towns in the UK have none.
Although there are no fishmongers in the town centre today, fresh and smoked fish and shell-fish are available from a van that attends the twice-weekly market in Marygate.
Crabs, lobsters and shell-fish can also be purchased online or direct from the Berwick Shellfish Company premises on Dock Road, Tweedmouth.
Extracts from contemporary newspapers relating to butchers in Berwick in Victorian times
Extracts from contemporary newspapers relating to fish-merchants and game-dealers in Berwick in Victorian times