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Frozen

An anniversary that has to be remembered, particularly since we have had so many freezing temperatures recently.

On the 6th March in 1930, for the first time, frozen food in individual packages, went on sale in retail stores. The new items, which debut in 18 stores in Springfield, Massachusetts, were the invention of a former taxidermist named Clarence Birdseye, who had been working on the process of quick freezing fresh food for years, He had once worked as a fur trapper in Labrador and had seen Eskimos store fresh fish in barrels of frozen sea water.

Hurrah for Captain Birdseye, and that why it is fish fingers for tea tonight.

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