More fishy nicknames

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I’m sure other countries give people nick-names, and certainly it happens here. In Sheringham, fishermen used to be given the most imaginative, and sometimes downright strange nick-names! How or why would someone called Grimes get the nick name of Honey, Saffron or Jockey? With Belcher Johnson or Drips Little it doesn’t take much to guess how they acquired their soubriquets, but Krongee Pegg? Hamshee West? I like to imagine what Scatchums and Whelk- Hagnet looked like!

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