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Walter Purkis, Crouch End

Jacki R in Archway
I've just been into this wonderful local fishmongers to buy some of their home-smoked salmon, to be told that they aren't currently allowed to use their smokehouse. A neighbour, who apparently has built his office next to Purkis' chimney, has complained, and the council has stopped the smoking.

The smokehouse has been in use for over 100 years, and produces superb smoked haddock and salmon. It was very sad to see one of the counters empty apart from packets of machine-smoked salmon.

This is covered in the current Ham and High (see

For the history of Purkis see

Do other people feel as outraged as me? Any thoughts on what we can do to show our support for Purkis?

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