|Name of Fish.||In Season.||Best & Cheapest||Average Price.|
|Soles||All the year||April to July||1s to 2s per lb.|
|Sprats||Nov. to March||Nov. and Dec.||1d. to 3d. per lb.|
|Trout||Feb. to Sept.||April to July||8d. to 2s. per lb.|
|Turbot||All the year||Spring & Summer||6d. to 1s. 2d. per Ib.|
|Whitebait||Jan. to Sept.||Feb. to May||1s. to 2s. per qt|
|Whiting||All the year||Spring & Summer||2d to 6d. each.|
The cost of poultry varies considerably, being affected both by the season of the year and the district in which it is purchased. It is well to remember that poultry almost invariably rises in price at Christmas, and also tends to be expensive when no game is on the market. These considerations borne in mind, the table below will give a reliable average of prices.
|Poultry.||In Season.||Best & Cheapest||Average Price.|
|Chickens||Feb. to October||July to October||2s. to 3s. 6d. each.|
|Ducklings||Feb. to August||May to July||2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. ea.|
|Ducks||August to Feb.||Sept. and Oct.||3s. to 4s. each.|
|Fowls||All the year||June to October||2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. each.|
|Geese||Sept. to Feb.||Oct. and Nov||6s. to 10s. each.|
|Green Geese.||May to August||June||6s. to 10s. each.|
|Guinea Fowl||Feb. to August||Summer||3s. to 4s. each.|
|Pigeons||August to April||Winter||9d to 1s. each.|
|,, (Bordeaux)||All the year||Winter||1s. to 1s. 4d.|
|Rabbits||All the year||October to Feb.||6d. to 8d. per lb.|
|,, (Ostend)||All the year||October to Feb.||7d. and 8d. per lb.|
|Turkeys||Oct. to March||Nov. to January||10s to £1 each.|
|Wheatears||Sept. to March||Sept. and Oct.||1s. each.|
Game varies very much in price, being generally very expensive on the first day or two of the season, whilst on the other hand, any one watching the market may sometimes buy it more cheaply than ordinary poultry at any subsequent period of the season.
In this variable climate no hard and fast rule can be laid down for the keeping of Game before it is cooked. In all cases it requires hanging; but while in winter it is safe to buy birds that have been shot some time, in damp or warm weather no such risk should be run.