Photo-a-Day (Friday, 24th November, 2017)
That was always a gradely chippy, I remember it from the 50's when the Norris family had it and later when it was Jimmy Lowes. Don't know what it's like now though.
I'm sure that store was a chippie for a long time. My maternal Grandmother lived at #6 Swinley Lane in the forties. I believe one of the houses in the distance.
What a homely scene....just going dark and a lit-up shop window. I know that's a chippy but the scene takes me back to childhood when we found it so exciting, playing out in the dark nights, always near home, and congregating outside the lit-up papershop window as Selection Boxes, tinsel, "Rupert" and other annuals and Chocolate Smokers' Outfits replaced the usual goods in the window. Imagine it today..... Chocolate Smokers' Outfits and Sweet Cigarettes! They wouldn't be allowed now as they would "encourage children to smoke", and yet I must have eaten enough to sink a battleship and never once have I had the urge to try the real thing. Thankyou for a lovely, nostalgic photo; just for a magical moment, I was eight again.
It was Roy, at one time there would be a queue going down Wrightington Street on Friday evenings, those days have been long gone, the food hygiene rating on the door shall reveal why.
Looks cold out there not been the chippy for 10yrs . Irene i thought you were writing your memoirs i also liked sweet cigarettes and like you never had the real thing must have saved thousands of pounds and hopefully we have a healthy life I won’t mention the drink though.
It is a cheery sight especially in the weeks before Christmas....you have said it all Irene.
I like to see the ornamental lamps lit outside people's front doors as well.
What a lovely memory Irene !
Oh, I like a drink, Jim! Cheers! x.
The chippy lights make the view,has for good chips,the only very good ones were fried in beef dripping.
I've heard that rumour Irene, and the song that you mentioned Maurice, ' Chippy Lights ' wasn't it the Platters that did that one?.
This chippy was Bensons during the war, They started to make crisps in a amall factory in Heskin after the war and after a fire moved to Kirkham and became a national company