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The Old Fish and Chip Shop

iPhone diary looks back with affection..

I love this wonderful old building, a seafront fish and chip shop which stands in between a railway line and the seafront. What is immediately striking is just how narrow it is. The area around here is screaming out for some proper TLC, there are some wonderful examples of period buildings against a beachfront setting and the council really does need to look at it.

For someone who has an interest in the Mod generation there is a great feel to this place and it is so easy to picture rows of scooters parked up outside places just like this one. Further down the promenade is a cafe which has long been home to biker enthusiasts or ‘rockers’ as they would have been known as in the sixties. It’s so good to know that the tradition continues to this day.


  1. v says:

    Gosh that is a narrow building. I wonder how it stands up.

    No matter how sophisticated we become, Miles, there is something especially evocative about having fish and chips at the seaside.

    I have wonderful memories of sitting on North Norfolk beaches with Mr M’s mum and dad ( they had a guest house in Cromer, Norfolk) , eating fish and chips in the salty breeze. They taste especially good on the East Coast beaches. Magical times. I am a very lucky woman.

    October 7, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

  2. miles says:

    Lovely comment and quite right too. Who needs fancy restaurants for great food memories? That’s what it’s all about to me, memories linked to the food you ate.

    October 7, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

  3. Rod says:

    That’s a great shot, very atmospheric and I really do think we should cherish the heritage we have, it may be recent history but it’s still history and already becoming everymore appreciated by many.

    October 7, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

  4. miles says:

    Definitely, I am now adding a ‘Retro’ section to the site to help preserve what I believe are worthy of praise.

    October 7, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

  5. Rod says:

    Great idea - don’t forget you can go back to edit a previous post and add it to the retro category whilst leaving it in the original one as well.

    October 7, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

  6. miles says:

    Thanks, will look at that. Looking forward to this one!

    October 8, 2012 @ 7:48 am

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