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Young girl preparing chips - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

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Young girl preparing chips - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

A young girl (likely the daughter of the shop owner) prepares chips at a Fish & Chip Shop in Morecambe Lancashire. Note the wonderful chipper machine on the counter, which forces the peeled potatoes down through a lattice of sharp cutter, dropping the formed chips into the basin below. Note also the wide selection of beers and other alcoholic beverages available for purchase alongside ones large plaice and chips! Date: circa 1901

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Bucket Chip Chips Dec18 Handle Lancashire Lifted Morecambe Preparation Proprietor 1901 Owner


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In this evocative photograph taken circa 1901, a young girl, likely the daughter of the shop owner, diligently prepares chips at a bustling Fish & Chip Shop in the seaside town of Morecambe, Lancashire, England. The charming interior of the establishment is filled with the aroma of freshly cooked fish and chips, as the girl skillfully maneuvers the handle of the antique chipper machine, forcing peeled potatoes through a lattice of sharp cutters that drop the formed chips into a waiting basin below. The countertop is adorned with an array of condiments and a wide selection of beers and other alcoholic beverages, adding to the inviting atmosphere of this popular coastal eatery. The Edwardian-era Fish & Chip Shop, with its warm, welcoming interior, offers a glimpse into the past of this beloved British tradition. The girl's focused expression and the efficient, well-oiled machinery of the chipper machine speak to the hardworking nature of the shop's proprietor and the dedication of the young girl in learning the family trade. The scene is a poignant reminder of the rich history and cultural significance of Fish & Chip Shops in seaside resorts like Morecambe, which continue to delight and nourish generations of customers. This photograph, with its intriguing details and engaging narrative, offers a captivating glimpse into the past, inviting us to savor the flavors, sights, and sounds of a bygone era.

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