top of page
Search
  • farmersfriendlincs

A Norfolk Game Stall December 1890

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

W Durrant’s Game Stall 8th December 1890


This game stall in Yarmouth market in 1890 was recorded to have the following dead birds for sale:

Tufted Ducks – several

Dabchicks – 3

Goldeneye Ducks - 3

Bewicks Swans mature – 2

Bewicks Swans immature – 1

Short-horned owls – 2

Red-throated Diver – 1

Duck Mallard – several

White-fronted Goose – 1

Waterhens and Coots – several

Snipe – several

Pochard and wigeon – several

Kestrel – 1

Goosander – 1

Curlews – 2

Water Rails – 12

Barn Owls -3

Numerous small birds, thrushes etc.


I can only cringe at seeing this list. But it has to be remembered, devastating though it is by today's standards, this was a source of livelihood and income for many in the Broads area that were on very low incomes.

11 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Professor Benjamin Zephaniah - Come Back

On Saturday 26th September 2015 I wrote a letter to Benjamin Zephaniah. The previous evening he had delivered a lecture to Spalding Gentlemen's Society. I wrote to thank him and to say how much I had

The Ghost of Burnopfield

The area around Burnopfield and the site of the old railway track is said to be haunted by a fearsome apparition with an "Eerie face with eyes that blaze." Others have seen "A face horrible, grotesque

Spalding's Butter Market

Down the side of Spalding's Civic Centre is a passageway called The Butter Market. Here is some of the history and the context in a Britain that by the early 20th century was nearly 40 years behind in

bottom of page