‘They tasted better out of newspaper’ - Norwich residents share their memories of fish and chip shops
PUBLISHED: 17:43 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:05 24 September 2018
Members of our Norwich Remembers Facebook group have been sharing their favourite fish and chip shop memories.
Heather Sweeney posted in the Norwich Remembers Facebook group on Monday “Where was your favourite fish and chip shop” and has already received over 100 comments from members sharing their thoughts.
Debbie Bosschieter: “The one that was at the bottom of Gertrude Rd many years ago.”
Rita Cushion: “Heigham Street” later adding “Oh and not forgetting the crispy bits.”
Bob Gough: “Bottom of Long John Hill.”
Rebekah Simms: “Chish and fips Angel Road” and Heather Sweeney added: “Fritters on Saturdays.”
Brenda Britcher: “Arthor Valorias on Dereham Rd its no longer there now”, backed-up by Bar Graves and Ronni Brown.
Gail Rushmer: “Thompson’s Aylsham Road” and Rosie Kemp added “With the Angel Fish in the tank.”
Delma Gray: “Money’s Reepham Road Hellesdon. 4d of chips but if new potatoes they were 6d. Scrummy.”
Bernahdette McGuire: “Used to get chips for threepence.”
Lorraine Algar: “Alfies chip shop Plumstead Estate many years ago the best chips ever.”
Jacqui Laidlow: “Mel’s Stafford Street.”
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Kevin Pollock: “Top of Harvey Lane opposite the Heartseas Pub.”
Michael Copland “We would hang around outside then all look up to the sky as people came out. Then laugh as they craned their necks to see what we were supposed to be looking at.”
Tina Reeve: “Jimmys on Vauxhall Street was the best. Used to get 10 pence worth with scraps.”
Jean Forsdick: “Mr Williams top of Churchill Road used to always give you the crispy bits.”
Jack Wicks: “Mr Billy Wong chip shop in Sprowston. R.I.P. Billy.”
Clive Wilson: “Talking about Valories when the Beatles played in Norwich down Prince of Wales Road after the gig they queued up for fish and chips in the chip shop with the fans.”
Pat Dunn: “The chip ship Stafford Street in the 60s, Mrs Braid used to come to Pamela Jaynes Hairdressers, used to do her a manicure as well, lovely lady.”
John Dye: “Mrs Farrows at Blofield but they demolished the pub. Our colleagues from Leeds said they were tons better than Harry Ramsdens.”
Reggie Bryant: “In the 50s as a young school boy and living in West Earlham it was Shaws which was at the bottom end of the West Earlham shopping centre.”
Paul Carpenter: “I’m sure they tasted better out of newspaper back then.”
Mary Nelson: “I lived next door to the one at the bottom of Warwick Street/ corner on Portersfield Road. It’s not a chippy these days though.”
Share your memories of your favourite fish and chip shops in the comments below and join our Facebook group, Norwich Remembers.