lost chippies of leeds

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Postby csd4t » Fri 29 Jan, 2016 11:24 pm

CroggyLad wroteColonStree wrote: Thought it about time to put my two pennorth in.My family moved to Marshall St in 1964, in fact it was my Mum and Dad that had the Chippy in the middle. Keir`s Fisheries, for those that might remember. The other chippy at the bottom of the street was long gone by then. It used to be run by two elderly sisters and was I believe the last coal fired range in Leeds if not Yorkshire. - No knowledge of the fellow with the fag ash mentioned earlier.Liits spoke of my Mum and Dad`s chippie with a bit of a sneer.Commenting on "crinkle cut chips and small fish"By way of explanation, our customers preferred the chips crinkle cut although we also had straight cutters in the chipper as well if wanted. Plenty of places to go and get oversized undercooked chips or French Fries if these are your idea of chip perfection.As for the fish.. All portions were weighed. As were Coe`s and many others and believe it or not all the local chippy owners got on fine, any time anyone ran out of fish or spuds greaseproof or newspaper, the others would make sure you got supplied until you could make up the stock again.And we all did the same weight fish portions, apart from when we sold frozen.........which is coarser looser older fish. Cheaper by weight, but then tonic water is cheaper than beer by weight and volume.The smaller portions would be the fresh fish, brought straight from the docks that morning, Hull Aberdeen and Grimsby were the usual ones. Not Frozen unless the weather stopped the trawlers going out or getting back to port, or the fishermen were on strike. " Cod Wars did not help either.The fish purchase was negotiated the night before, when the merchants knew what was coming in, the size of the catch and the cost per stone. We never bought cod. Dogfish.Haddock came topped and tailed so all had to be skinned and filleted.Some late springs all the adult fish stocks were overfished, usually by foreign freezer trawlers sneaking in the 12 mile zone, so we had to resort to "counts". all that the boats could bring in. These were very young haddock, very tender fresh tasting and difficult to handle, often 2,3, sometimes 4 pieces laid together to make one fish portion.Everything was fried as it should be, at the right temperature and in beef dripping.Too often now you find a chippie, no fish ready so cooked to order, oil instead of fat and just hot side of warm, fish is battered and dropped in THEN gas is turned up......So the fish is boiled not fried and the batter is a mess.We got regular dinner orders phoned in from Barnbow, Charles H Roe, Treats Ice Cream, and others. I have to assume they were all happy enough with the portion sizes and crinkle cut chips when as we hear, oversized portions with soggy batter is so readily available locally as well.I suppose every eaterie has clientelle ranging from gourmet to glutton and whatever ours were I am proud my Mum and Dad`s reputation for good fish and chips.Oh, and to correct an earlier post, it was a Morris Oxford not a Standard Eight, His name was Ronnie, not BrianRIP Keir`s Fisheries, 1964 to 1994 Thanks for this post. Marshall Street Chippy (as we called it!) was a childhood favourite and to our family, they were the best. We loved the crinkle cut chips! And they had the best curry sauce. I was sad to see it go as I far preferred Marshall Street's crispy battered fish to Coe's 'orrible dark battered fish!

You must be Chris then? I was mates with Peter next door small world.
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby Peter.shaw » Sun 28 Feb, 2016 5:22 pm

Anyone remember beths chippie in Beeston? End of Clovelly place. I loved the chips from there, beth and her hubby were great. I used to get 50p from my pocket money and get sausage chips and a drink and used to eat them in Rowlands road working mens club car park.

If I didn't get them I'd get a kebab from eat treat.
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby yorkstray » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 11:54 am

Does anyone remember Hardisty's of Kirkstall Lane? Their cakes were made of 2 slices of potato filled with small pieces of fish fried in batter.
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby sparky415 » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 1:01 pm

yorkstray wroteColonDoes anyone remember Hardisty's of Kirkstall Lane? Their cakes were made of 2 slices of potato filled with small pieces of fish fried in batter.


That's the real way to make them IMO. I used to work in a chippy.....as a boy.
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby volvojack » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 2:33 pm

yorkstray wroteColonDoes anyone remember Hardisty's of Kirkstall Lane? Their cakes were made of 2 slices of potato filled with small pieces of fish fried in batter.




What a wonderful memory of a Real fishcake, we used to buy them when we could not afford a fish. Does any fish shops in Leeds still make them in that traditional way ?
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby TABBYCAT » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 4:08 pm

volvojack wroteColon
yorkstray wroteColonDoes anyone remember Hardisty's of Kirkstall Lane? Their cakes were made of 2 slices of potato filled with small pieces of fish fried in batter.




What a wonderful memory of a Real fishcake, we used to buy them when we could not afford a fish. Does any fish shops in Leeds still make them in that traditional way ?


All of them as far as I'm aware Jack, although they tend to use minced fish tail at a lot of places.
Park fisheries at Beeston still do it the old fashioned way with big chunks of fish :D
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby iansmithofotley » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 8:42 pm

Hi yorkstray,

My wife was brought up in Kirkstall and lived in Milton Terrace, off Church Street, with her parents before we got married in 1969. Hardisty's was the local fish and chip shop but I think it is now a Chinese Take Away or similar shop.

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Ian
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby volvojack » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 10:27 pm

TABBYCAT wroteColon
volvojack wroteColon
yorkstray wroteColonDoes anyone remember Hardisty's of Kirkstall Lane? Their cakes were made of 2 slices of potato filled with small pieces of fish fried in batter.




What a wonderful memory of a Real fishcake, we used to buy them when we could not afford a fish. Does any fish shops in Leeds still make them in that traditional way ?


All of them as far as I'm aware Jack, although they tend to use minced fish tail at a lot of places.
Park fisheries at Beeston still do it the old fashioned way with big chunks of fish :D


Thanks for that, I am an old Beestonite and still have family and friends there. will call in next time I am in Leeds,

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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby ValR » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 11:14 am

This was owed by my aunt and uncle, Mary and Harry Robson, in the 60s and 70s. I have such fond memories of visiting them there. They were huge fans of Leeds United and talk constantly of Elland Road. When I was 5 I was a bridesmaid at their daughter's wedding in 1966. I can remember being back at the chippy in the evening and it being the most wonderful evening with everyone on the pavement celebrating. I would love to hear from anyone who has memories of them.
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Re: lost chippies of leeds

Postby tilly » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 7:43 pm

Welcome to Secret Leeds ValR.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.

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