lost chippies of leeds

Old, disused, forgotten and converted pubs
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Postby wiggy » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 12:36 pm

i got this idea from someones flippant remark on the lost pubs thread and thought why not! i shall begin this thread with:J T BISHOP,the eight shops,gipton,it was later taken over by his daughter audrey and her husband alan,audrey was a real charachter,the best chips ever,but the fish were a bit small.it was always open late too,and the queue was always down the road.the fish cakes were real yorkshire ones,not like the breaded rubbish you get down this way.saturday lunch i was sent for twice and fish cake and chips 3 times and a bottle of scotts pop,plus five buns from rigg's the bakers next door...all gone now.
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Postby Si » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 12:42 pm

You can't beat a proper fish cake. The cakes were breaded when I lived in Gateshead and then battered! The chippies there also did black pudding...in batter...but with the plastic still on underneath!
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Postby wiggy » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 12:45 pm

[quotenick="Si"]You can't beat a proper fish cake. The cakes were breaded when I lived in Gateshead and then battered! The chippies there also did black pudding...in batter...but with the plastic still on underneath! [/quo sacrilege sir...SACRILEGE!
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Postby Si » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 12:52 pm

[quotenick="wiggy"]
Si wrote:
You can't beat a proper fish cake. The cakes were breaded when I lived in Gateshead and then battered! The chippies there also did black pudding...in batter...but with the plastic still on underneath! [/quo sacrilege sir...SACRILEGE!



You're dead right. The first time I bit into one, byestanders were squirted with red-hot congealed blood. Not a pretty sight.

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Postby wiggy » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 12:54 pm

[quotenick="Si"]
wiggy wrote:
Si wrote:
You can't beat a proper fish cake. The cakes were breaded when I lived in Gateshead and then battered! The chippies there also did black pudding...in batter...but with the plastic still on underneath! [/quo sacrilege sir...SACRILEGE!



You're dead right. The first time I bit into one, byestanders were squirted with red-hot congealed blood. Not a pretty sight.

sounds like the car park of the courtier hotel in the 70s!
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Postby Si » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 1:04 pm

Nice.
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Postby Brandy » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 1:22 pm

old captain cook's at coldcoates circus now thats what you called fish!!!!!!
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Postby wiggy » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 5:07 pm

Brandy wrote:
old captain cook's at coldcoates circus now thats what you called fish!!!!!!

i loved captain cooks..later to become the lotus house...think it still is..    
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Postby stevief » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 5:31 pm

When I moved into my present occupancy we had a F&C shop at both ends of the street.The top one,Bankfield fisheries,was a good chippy but has now sadly been converted into a house.The bottom one is still there but it's a bit more up-market now,it was a lot better previously as "Sweaty Irmas".
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Postby Trojan » Mon 28 Jan, 2008 9:29 pm

I suppose the major lost chippy in recent years in the centre of Leeds is Nash's on Merrion Street, which had a a take away and a Tudor restautant. There was another fish and chip restaurant in central Leeds, called Youngmans, it was up a ginnel/snicket (?) near the Odeon just off Upper Briggate.
Yorkshire fish and chips take some beating, especially those from the Leeds/Bradford area, but there are far fewer now than there used to be. There's still some good ones left. But fish and chips is fast becoming a luxury meal. How long the traditional Yorkshire chippy can last in anyone's guess.
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