Something fishy at the Tuesday Club
Sunday 9th May 2010
On Tuesday 27th April by 7.30pm, the assembled members of the Tuesday Club could not wait a minute longer for the start of their talk. The reason why?
John Ketch and Jon Vennard , the brothers-in-law who run the family business The Duchy Smoked Fish Company Ltd, had set up stall in the Memorial Hall. The tempting smell of smoked fish and cheese wafting down the Hall made us all salivate and we begged John and Jon to start their talk. It turned out to be a very informative and entertaining talk about the trials and tribulations of the last four years. John Ketch was formerly Production Manager at the very successful 'Cornish Smoked Fish Company' at Charlestown where he worked for Mr Martin Pumphrey the proprietor/owner, until Martin retired. Jon Vennard has worked in Fowey for many years and is a local businessman and keen fisherman.
John and Jon were very generous and treated us to some of their beautiful food, including their unique product: cold smoked mackerel. What a treat! The good news for us all is that our guest speakers had come with a well stocked up fridge and coolboxes, so that we could buy their products.
The Smokehouse is situated on The Causeway, along the canal path in Par, Cornwall. John and Jon enjoyed their time with us so much that they have invited the Tuesday Club to visit the smokehouse next year.