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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 5th December, 2022)

Chippy Tea

Chippy Tea

Photo: David  (Sony RX100)
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Comment by: Wigan Mick on 5th December 2022 at 06:42

I once bought some fish and chips from here, then rode down to the Douglas valley to eat them, and I can say there were very good, probably the best in Wigan at that time.
But I did think to myself a chippy with a funny name like Vlora wont last long, but that was nearly 20 years ago now and Vlora is still going strong.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 5th December 2022 at 07:06

Thats a nice neat Chippy, looks very welcoming. Nice pic David.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th December 2022 at 09:43

It looks very homely and welcoming. It reminds me of when we used to get a "six", (sixpennyworth), of chips as children in the 1960s and the chippy-lady would fashion a little bag out of newspaper to hold them before "health and safety" reared its ugly head....I can honestly say I never knew anyone who caught any harm from eating chips out of newspaper! . Lit-up shop windows used to draw us like moths to a flame in the dark nights..

Comment by: Poet on 5th December 2022 at 10:40

Do they do a mixture ?

Comment by: Tom on 5th December 2022 at 10:54

Our chippy served chips in a grease proof paper bag then they got wrapped in a couple of layers of newspaper, never just newspaper.

Comment by: Abram Alice on 5th December 2022 at 11:15

Got me thinking about funny Wiganers,a good few years ago we called into Ince Plaice chippy and asked the the teenage girl for Chips and Plaice, she said what do you mean, my husband butted in and said it's just one Chips and Plaice and I'll have Chips and one of them steak pies.
The girl still didn't understand so I said have you got any Plaice, she said that's our name, we only do these fish with batter on them, I gave up and said well I have one of those with chips, I then said BTW what fish is inside the batter, she said I don't know.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th December 2022 at 11:52

Tom. you're absolutely right. The lady put down a piece of newspaper and laid a sheet of greaseproof paper on it. The chips were then put in a very shallow bag made of greaseproof paper before being laid on the greaseproof sheet and the whole thing folded , newspaper and all, to make a little bag. It used to fascinate me.
Abram Alice, a friend of mine and I went to The Ince Plaice a few times and it was excellent, but your story was so funny!! I will be laughing about that all day now!!

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 5th December 2022 at 17:25

The owner of the business is a really nice man ,nothing is to much trouble. And fish and chips are second to none.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 5th December 2022 at 18:42

I once called at Ince Plaice, after passing numerous times, and asked for "Plaice and Chips, please".
"No", said the girl, "We on'y do fish".
So, Fish and Chips it was. I had to make do.

Comment by: alan porter on 6th December 2022 at 02:09

During the second world war a german bomb destroyed our local chip and shop. We didn't have fish and chips for two or three months after that. I have never forgiven the germans for that evil act.

Comment by: Garry on 6th December 2022 at 14:51

Traditional English fish and chips sounds much better.
Sit round my coal fire with chipy grub and a nice thick crusty cob, then drown it with a sherry, great.

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