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Oil painting – Dogfish Season

Date made: 1935

Maker / artist: Charles Padday

Date collected: unknown

Material: oil paint|canvas

Period: 20th century

Accession number: F3972

Dogfish Season. In this 1935 oil painting by Charles Padday (1868-1954) fishermen are cleaning dogfish, before packing them in wooden barrels at Folkestone Fish Market. The barrels were sent to inland towns and cities by train. Salted dried dogfish steaks were a staple diet of Folkestone fishermen and were known as ‘Folkestone Beef.’

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