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Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Mon 21 Nov, 2016 7:40 pm
by Leodian
The YEP has a 'Monday Retro' feature that has interesting items, often with related photos from various sources. One regular item is a 'Loiners who changed the World' feature and that in today's YEP (Nov 21 2016, page 18) is headed 'Henry Youngman (1865-1930)' of Leeds fish and chips fame. In view of the dates it was therefore very confusing to read "He arrived in Leeds from London in 1855...In the 1940s, he was appointed president of the National Fish Fryers' Association...".

So he apparently arrived in Leeds before he was born and was made the Association's president at least 10 years after he died :roll:.

Excellent nostalgic or at least old Leeds items are often covered in the YEP, so it's a shame that obvious errors regularly get through.

PS. Though I don't recall ever eating Youngman's fish and chips I do recall the business, but not where it was in the centre of Leeds.

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Mon 21 Nov, 2016 8:13 pm
by volvojack
Leodian.
That is a simply wonderful story.
I ate Fush and Chips from Youngmans when they were on Briggate just above the Odeon. they had a takeaway and a cafe upstairs..
Also there was a large Fish and chip restaurant on the corner of Merrion Street and Briggate plus they served a takeaway from a narrow street behind. Think this was also a Youngmans.

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Mon 21 Nov, 2016 11:29 pm
by chemimike
Surely the one near the corner with the back entrance down side street behind was Nash's. They were really good. closed for a while, then someone took them over . Only been in once since then and still good, but not quite up to previous standard. I am writing from the point of view of someone who doesn't live nearer than 100 miles from a decent fish & Chip shop

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Tue 22 Nov, 2016 11:21 am
by volvojack
[quote="chemimike"]Surely the one near the corner with the back entrance down side street behind was Nash's. They were really good. closed for a while, then someone took them over . Only been in once since then and still good, but not quite up to previous standard. I am writing from the point of view of someone who doesn't live nearer than 100 miles from a decent fish & Chip
shop.

You are quiite correct, now i remember it had a sort of Tudor looking frontage, never went in there but they also had a restaurant in Headingly that was so popular you had to book a table.

As for you living 100 miles away from a decent Chippy i myself live nearly 200 away and when i visit family in Leeds my first call in Crossgates / Colton to the Skyliner Fish 'Oile. They are wonderful.

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Tue 22 Nov, 2016 11:26 pm
by chemimike
I live 200 miles from Leeds, but if you are ever there the chippy at the Black country museum (100 miles away) manages a very good try

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Wed 23 Nov, 2016 10:53 am
by volvojack
[quote="chemimike"]I live 200 miles from Leeds, but if you are ever there the chippy at the Black country museum (100 miles away) manages a very good try


Though thats not likely thanks for the tip, where are you exactly ?

Just back to Leeds city centre fish shops i always rated the one on the left hand side of Merion St (narrow bit) where Mick Christie offered a free pickled gerkin with every portion of F . and Chips. from his shop.

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Wed 23 Nov, 2016 1:02 pm
by chemimike
I'm in Reading.

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Wed 23 Nov, 2016 2:41 pm
by edlong
Youngmans? I think in later years that was the one that had a restaurant on the first floor above the shops on the street that was glazed over and now forms part of the Victoria Quarter?

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Wed 23 Nov, 2016 7:00 pm
by volvojack
[quote="edlong"]Youngmans? I think in later years that was the one that had a restaurant on the first floor above the shops on the street that was glazed over and now forms part of the Victoria Quarter.

There was a restaurant for many many years upstairs on the corner of Eastgate and Vicar lane, dont know if it was ever Youngmans or even a Fish restaurant.

Re: Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Wed 23 Nov, 2016 7:25 pm
by dogduke
According to Leodis it was Atkinson's from 1933 to some
time in the sixties.
I don't remember who took over but it was possibly Indian after then