It’s a welcome return to Blackburn Market for seafood stall-holder, Sally Halliday of SAMS Seafood who sells a wide range of freshly caught shellfish and a range of home-made ready to cook convenience dishes.
Sally has also introduced a brand new range of fresh vegetables which will change with the seasons including tomatoes, cauliflower, sprouts, carrots and cabbage.
There are few traders who can boast such a strong market heritage. Sally’s grandparents, Harry and Alice Bolton sold shellfish on the original outside market in Blackburn during the 1950s. Her father, Les Halliday worked for Harry in his crab production factory in Southport and married his daughter, (Sally’s mum) Margo and they took over the stall.
In 1965 the family moved from the outdoor market to the new 3 day indoor market and Sally remembers helping on the stall from the age of 4. ‘I remember a little silver scoop that we used for the winkle which we sold for 6d a bag or two for a shilling.’ It was about 15 years ago that Sally decided to diversify and developed her popular ready to cook fish pies and battered fish products to compete with the supermarkets.
The stall has expanded their menu and now offer a range of hot fish sandwiches. SAM Seafood also have a bigger selection of ready made meals including:
Cod and Chorizo Bake
Duo of Salmon Bake
Phone number: 07974 247806