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4 May 2014

See the Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival

Over in Seething Wells in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames today, they're celebrating the humble sardine, with the Seething Freshwater Sardine Festival, part of Surbiton Food Festival. The event is a nod to Surbiton's historic freshwater sardine industry, which saw catches of freshwater sardines in this part of the Thames from the 16th to the mid-19th centuries.

Sardines were reintroduced to the area around 2005, and some are even said to have escaped into the Thames, so the Sardine Festival will feature a chance to see (small) sardine catch, as well as join a sardine procession, and have some barbecued sardines, and do all the other things we do at festivals.

For more, see http://www.seethingwells.org/Seething_Freshwater_Sardines.html

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