The day more than 10,000 people queued for fish and chips. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
The day more than 10,000 people queued for fish and chips. PIC: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net

The day 10,000 people queued for fish and chips at Harry Ramsden's

It was the lure of a portion of fish and chips at 1912 prices which led to the queues.

Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 3:05 pm

Harry Ramsden built his reputation for selling fine fish and chips in Guiseley by using only the best quality ingredients. He cleverly provided for all customers with a take away outlet for passing or local trade, facilities for families and walkers under shelter at no extra charge and full restaurant facilities for those who wanted to dine in comfort. To celebrate his 21st year in business in July 1952 he launched a promotion to end all promotions - fish and chips at 1 1/2d, 1912 price (now less than 1p). These images turn back the clock and are published courtesy of photographic archive Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. They also run heritage blog The Secret Library Leeds, which provides a behind the scenes look at the Central Library and highlights from its special collections, including rare books hidden away in the stacks. READ MORE: 14 long gone Leeds restaurants we dearly miss LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Page 1 of 3