Dawn slowly breaks, allowing sunlight to shimmer through the trees and dance playfully on dampened ground. The clock tower’s chimes fall silent, just as a blackbird’s staccato alarm call heralds the arrival of an early visitor. I knew where I was heading, all I had to do was follow my nose, for hanging lightly in […]

The landscape surrounding the Staal Smokehouse must be flatter than the nearby sea. Dropping down from the twisting, vaulted, Yorkshire Wolds into the plains of Holderness, you know industry has altered as much as the gradient. Smoking fish is a process encased in imagery; historic films of men hoisting poles laden with spilt mackerel, high […]