Dawson's Fish and Chip Shop, Gateford Road Worksop

Dawsons Fish and Chip Shop Gateford Road Worksop

By Pat Malkin

Fish in those days came by rail from Grimsby and was collected from the station by two wheeled sack barrows, coal for the cooking range was delivered by lorry on to the pavement and from there shoveled into the cellar beneath the shop.

Potatoes came by lorry and taken by sack barrow to the rear of the shop via a tunnel between the shops and stored, they were skinned by a rumbler the eyes were taken out by hand the potatoes were stored in a galvanised barrel of fresh water, when they were needed they were taken by bucket and bowl to the shop through the kitchen and dining area where they were chipped by hand press and cooked.

The fish took the same route after being prepared and sized and were dipped in batter and cooked.

Mushy peas were cooked in a bucket on the cooker in the kitchen of the premises.

Kindly donated from his childhood memories from Bob Parnell

This page was added by Pat Malkin on 29/05/2012.

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