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Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Future of Britain's Oldest Salmon Smokery Secured

The Olympics juggernaut, never one to respect the rights of individuals, has been prevented from claiming one more victim.

The future of Forman & Son, Britain's oldest salmon smokery, has been secured after its owner agreed to move to make way for the London Olympics.

Forman & Son supplies smoked fish and other seafood to some of the world's best restaurants and hotels, from its East End factory. It has agreed to move to a site, just outside the proposed Olympic Park, on Fish Island.

The deal comes at the last minute, as a public inquiry opens today into the clearance of 500 acres in the Lower Lea Valley near Stratford; the site of the London 2012 Olympics.

The deal was brokered at the last minute as a means of saving the embarrassment of Lord Coe (head of the London Olympics) from being publicly cross examined by Lance Forman (head of Formans) in the public enquiry which opens today.

Forman and Son is located on Marshgate Lane industrial estate, which is earmarked for the Olympic stadium.

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