The old chip shop, Corby Road
fish and chips!
You've probably heard lots of villagers talk with fondness about the chip shop
which was run out of the old bakery in front of 3
Corby Road in the 1950s. The shop opened two or three times a week, and was run
by Rose Smith who owned the haberdashery shop on the
opposite side of the road.
It certainly wasn't a chippy as you'd know one today though - no stainless steel
surfaces, no tiles, no fly extractors! Chips were cooked in lard, with
mushy peas on offer served from a galvanised bucket. Story has it that
the bags of chips were so huge that you couldn't eat them all - and they only
cost a shilling a bag!
There also used to be a fish and chip shop on Rockingham Road, last cottage on
the right as you head out of the village.