Derrick West has the sea running through his veins; at 84 he is Britain’s oldest working fisherman.
“I have no plans for retirement. I’m not interested in sitting around watching TV; that’s when you start to go downhill.”
A third generation whelkman, Derrick has fished oysters, cockles and whelks along the Kentish coast for over 67 years. Today his family business, West Whelks, is on the quayside of Whitstable Harbour.
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