Kippers by post – delivered to your door
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Would you like to have some tasty traditional Whitby kippers delivered to your door?
Noble’s Shellfish & Curing Whitby will post your kippers to anywhere in the UK for the price below which includes delivery. All orders are sent by Royal Mail first class delivery and should reach you the next working day. Orders will be taken from Monday to Thursday “before 10am for next day delivery”, orders between Friday and Sunday will be shipped on Monday. Saturday delivery available contact us for details.
You can buy our kippers from the online shop here…
The Noble family have been curing herring to make Whitby kippers since early in the last century.
See our potted history below. You can be sure you will be getting delicious, oak smoked kippers, made in the traditional way by the same family in Whitby.
My great grandfather David James Wood was born on 2nd November 1869 in Whitby. In the 1891 census David and Martha Wood (nee Harland) were living in Kiln Yard at the foot of the famous 199 steps.
Prior to this, David and Martha lived at the top of Henrietta Street. However, due to cliff subsidence, their house was leaning so badly that the top floor of the property had to be removed, which is how they came to live in Kiln Yard.
David and Martha ran a small business curing herrings – otherwise known as kippers. After cleaning and ‘brining’, the herrings would be hung to dry in preparation for the cold smoking process. David would travel to the local sawmill in a trap pulled by his pony, Polly, to collect oak shavings and sawdust before preparing the smoking fires for the kipper house.
As well as curing the herring to make kippers, they would boil and sell crabs and the winkles they gathered from the scaur below the abbey. They eventually bought the first family shop on Sandgate, which is still in business today, although not with our family. The rest, as they say, is history.
Uncle Joe Noble hanging herrings in Noble’s kipper house on Henrietta Street in the 60’s.
Me, John Noble, in the new modern smokehouse in 2018, bringing out the kippers.
Me and my sister standing in front of the kipper stall on Pier Road in the mid 70’s.
The stall on Pier Road in the 1970’s
My father, John Noble, on the quayside.
Sea View Farm