DescriptionI seem to have made a poor job with this picture of a much eroded plaque mounted on the Spittal promenade railings on the southern approach to Berwick-upon-Tweed. In the upper right hand corner is the attribution "Izaac Walton 1653" being the date of the first of many editions of his volume on the art of fishing: The Compleat Angler. He is remembered in Derbyshire (where I lived) through his friendship with William Cotton who was his collaborator in the subsequent reprints of the Compleat Angler. William Cotton lived on the river Dove in Derbyshire but Walton was born and died in Staffordshire so I'm intrigued to find this memorial to him in Berwickshire but I could see nothing on the plaque to explain the connection Out of picture across the top of the plaque is the following legend: "The salmon is accounted the king of freshwater fish, bred in rivers relating to the sea..." And along the bottom a dictionary definition of the salmon, Izaac Walton's favourite fish: "salmon /'saeman/ 1 n. large silver- scaled fish with orange pink flesh". Izaac Walton 1594 - 1683.
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