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John Fisher


John Fisher was educated at the Culford School, Bury St Edmunds and Trinity College, Dublin, whee he qualified in medicine. Having returned to Norwich with dis family, he spent three years working at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital before dedicating 30 years working as a General Practitioner, also in Norwich.

John’s hobbies have been based around nature and collectables, including; moths, butterflies, birds, minerals and gardening. In the 1970’s he developed an interest in horticulture. As an exhibitor his greatest achievements include winning the Bowles Cup for daffodils at the Royal Horticultural Society show in London. He also raised the best dahlia seedling of the year which took top awards at both the London and Harrogate shows.

He has had a life long interest in molluscs and currently belongs to the Conchology Society of Britain and Ireland. Although his interest started with worldwide shells, it has now gravitated to the study and recording solely of the British Marine Mollusca. His collection has evolved around collecting trips, acquiring some old Victorian collections and buying or swapping with fellow collectors.

This website has been developed with the help of Stephane Morin. Without his computer expertise it would never have resulted. It is hoped that the website will be enjoyed by others and act as an aid to the identification of the marine molluscs occurring around the British Isles and Ireland.
Photography by Stephane Morin and Richard Belson.

Shell collection contributors :
Louise Allcock, Adrian Brokenshire, Fernand De Donder, Ernie Ford, Koen Fraussen, Pedro Goncalves, Derek Howlett, Teodora Ibarrola, Jan Light, Paula Lightfoot, David McKay, Mikey O’Flatharta, Bas Payne, Guido Poppe, David Swift, Simon Taylor.


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