Fish Hut/Snack Shack wants to expand!

//Fish Hut/Snack Shack wants to expand!

Fish Hut/Snack Shack wants to expand!

The success of the local ‘Fish Hut/ snack Shack’, run by the local Thomas family (Lee and Kelly Smith) goes from strength to strength and is now looking to expand their fayre.

‘We would like to sell more local produce from the Fish Hut/Snack Shack’ says Shelly ‘ ‘We already have Kent Crisps and Hastings Lemon Ketchup and next year we’ll have Romney Marsh Ale.too. Not forgetting the freshest of local fish straight off our own boats.’

‘We would like to know if there is any interest in our providing locally made specialty breads – probably at weekends only. We are looking to work with my friends at ‘The Lazy Bakery’ from Rye or with ‘Dockers Bakery’ in Folkestone – both being really good artisan producer specialising in lovely sourdoughs and the like. If this is something you think you’d consider purchasing, please just drop me an email at or better still pop in for a bite and let me know personally. Good positive feedback will help us decide if this is something we’can work towards.’ Thanks Kelly

By |2018-11-06T07:19:12+00:00November 16th, 2016|Local Issues|0 Comments

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Born in Ashford a long time ago I have had a lifelong relationship with Dungeness having spent every year here for a fortnights holiday up to the age of 15. In those good old days there was no electricity and hence no radio, no running water and no adequate sewage solutions. Nothing to do other than enjoy the vast expanse of the Ness and all it offered for the young children of that era. Out after breakfast and back before nightfall. There were lakes to swim in. Same lakes to boat on (well large logs). A derelict school in which to play.(Add pic on school roof) Gun emplacements, underground shelters. Sheer bliss. That all ended at 16 when I joined the RAF, finally purchasing a shack – as indeed it was then – in 1971 for the princely sum of £750.00. Only 15 years prior to that we could not afford the £250.00 asking price for what was then known as ‘Windwhistle’, the former Queen Victoria’s Pullman carriage. Still there today but concealed behind painted shiplap. Leaving the mob I travelled, retuning ‘home’ as oft I could, and realistically, only becoming a permanent fixture since 1977. In those days there was a vibrant community here with annual gatherings for the Mayday festival – spit roast and all and open days at the Lifeboat station – with bosuns chairs, zip wires to keep the kids happy. I think Health and Safety put paid to that and other activities, as did the moving away of many locals. The result of which , today there are probably less than 40 persons residing here permanently, in probably less than 20 out of the 80 shacks still here. (I have been told not to use the word ‘shacks’ as now at £3000,00.00 plus they are desirable bungalows in a well sought after locale. So ‘Shacks’ they are! End.

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