Residents learn about fishing on Quay visit

Residents from Abbeyfield The Grove at North Shields Fish Quay. Picture by Michelle Mercer.
Residents from Abbeyfield The Grove at North Shields Fish Quay. Picture by Michelle Mercer.
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Residents from a care home proved you are never too old to learn something new.

Elderly residents from Abbeyfield The Grove, in Gosforth, were given a lesson in where their food comes from on a trip to Taylor Seafood on North Shields Fish Quay.

The group were shown some of the increasing number of exotic fish and seafood that are now readily available as well as finding out where some of their old favourites generally come from.

Kath Brown, manager at Abbeyfield The Grove, said: “Fish is definitely one of our most popular meals.

“Typically, we serve quite traditional fish such as cod, salmon and haddock but there is such a vast variety of fish now available that we decided to organise a trip for the residents to find out more.

“Many of our residents like to keep busy so as well as a host of activities within the home, we plan regular day trips like this. Our residents choose and often help organise the activities and trips.”

Hugh Thomas Elliot, 96, who lives at Abbeyfield The Grove, added: “It was fascinating to see just what sea food is now on offer.

“There might not be that much fish actually landed in North Shields nowadays but the fish quay was still really bustling and the sun shone down for us.

“And a trip to the fish quay wouldn’t be complete without a portion of fish and chips so after a lovely stroll along the prom that’s exactly what we did.”