High frying chippies celebrate big day

Umberto Frediani in his fish and chip shop
Umberto Frediani in his fish and chip shop
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“I’m a working man from Lancashire and I want a chippy tea!”

So sang the Lancashire Hotpots in their famous song Chippy Tea.

Yesterday, hordes of Lancashire working men – and women – went to their local chippies to mark National Fish and Chip Day.

It has always been seen as our national dish – and Lancashire has some of the best chippies in the land.

To celebrate, the Evening Post featured some of the funiest chip shop names in the county on our Facebook page.

They included The Codfather in Darwen, Mr Chipps in Barnoldswick, and Cod’sPlaice, Leyland.

And online readers responded with some of their favourite eateries around our great county.

Amanda Sumner said on our Facebook site: “Harry’s Fish Bar, Moor Road, Chorley, is one of the best I’ve tasted.”

Neil Bentley said: “Umberto’s at the end of Strand Road is by far the best one in Preston.”

Ste Gregg said: “Umberto’s is good, but if you’re ever in Blackpool, you’ll have to try Yorkshire Fisheries.”

Stephen Murtagh said; “Victoria Chippy in Lostock Hall. Stonking.” Kathleen McHugh said: “Granada Bar in Fleetwood – fabulous chippy.”

Neil Ward said: “King Kod, Blackpool Road, Ashton.”

A spokesman for the National Edible Oil Distrbutors Association, which organises they day, said it had had “the most amazing reaction”.