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Joe’s Fish Net in Newcastle

May 21, 2006

The ladies of Joe’s Fish Net

This last week I was in Newcastle to meet up with the old and new folks from Dott 07 (Designs of the Time). As part of our getting aquainted with the area we were asked to do some directed wandering and meet some people outside of Newcastle’s shiny centre. I wandered into Joe’s Fish Net, a family owned fish store in Byker and met owners Anica (pictured on the right) and her brother, Richard Grey.

Joe’s Fish Net shop interior

Although I arrived during closing time, the entire place was under suds and chatter. Both Richard and Anica were happy to talk about the fish biz once I assured them I wasn’t from Mark & Spencers or Tescos and therefore about to steal their shop location. Richard and I talked about the effectively extinct cod and he gave me an industry publication titled Fish Update which ended up being completely interesting. Anica talked about the new line of prepared fish dinners that she is about to launch and about how to publish an electronic cookbook. I forgot the names of the other ladies in the shop, maybe they’ll see this and let me know?

Architect Ralph Erskine’s Byker wall

continuation of Byker Wall - beautiful brickwork

street scene in front of Byker Wall with Dutch beer ad somehow communicating to the reader to ‘relax!’ and a poster ad of a puppy

Joe’s Fish Net
9 Denmark Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

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  1. Hey Debra-

    I finally posted my independent study here:

    When you have time take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks,


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