Kipperland is the home of the Amazing Travelling Kipperhouse where visitors can see proper herrings being turned into kippers
The History and Health of the Herring
The information boards tell of the history of the once great herring fishery where, in Britain, they used to say that a quarter of the country’s workforce was engaged in the catching and processing of herring, the construction of the boats, their sails and gear and their nets, along with the barrels, extraction of the salt and transportation around the globe. It was once a colossal industry. The story also tells of the benefits of eating herring: it is high in Omega-3 which is vital for our bodies.
Kipperman is a maritime historian of working craft and those that operate them them, concentrating on the fishing industry and the people, boats and traditions within it. He has written widely on these subjects for various magazines including Classic Boat, Classic Sailor, The Boatman, Watercraft, Maritime Heritage, Maritime Life and Traditions and the weekly newspaper Fishing News as well as contributing to the European Heritage.
He is co-founder of the 40+ Fishing Boat Association which was founded in 1995 against the background of the scrapping of decommissioned fishing vessels. He is editor and producer of their biannual magazine entitled Fishing Boats.