Denzil Oulton talks about food he couldn't get in the shops [Text only]

"For years and years we couldn’t get the produce that we wanted so we had to go out to get it"

Stevenage Museum

When I first came in 1956, I believe the population of Stevenage must have been under 70,000 I suppose and to my knowledge there were about 15 black families. For years and years we couldn’t get the produce that we wanted so we had to go out to get it. For instance, we couldn’t get the fish that we were accustomed to, the white fish here was cod mostly, cod. In the West Indies I would eat shark steaks, tuna, barracuda, all the big fish. Another thing for the men mostly you couldn’t get was Rum. The rum that we wanted was Mount Gay or Cockspur rum from Barbados. We always say it’s the best rum in the world.

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