26 photos you'll only understand if you've eaten fish and chips at Harry Ramsden's over the years

It is the iconic Leeds fish and chips restaurant which started life in a wooden hut in 1928.

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 11:09 am

Three years later Harry Ramsden moved into new premises at Guiseley, complete with fitted carpets, oak panelled walls, and chandeliers. Fast forward to 2019 and the iconic brand which bore his name has been has been snapped up by a rival chain. The site is now owned and operated by Wetherby Whaler. With champion chippy making the news we have turned back the clock to showcase these images from the YEP archive. Is this the Harry Ramsden's you remember? READ MORE: 42 places you probably visited in Leeds during a night out in the 2000s

Fish and chips frying.
Andre Harding, general manager. tucks in.

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Waitresses wait for fish and chips.
A view of the new extension at Harry Ramsden's.
The restaurant at Harry Ramsden's.
Harry Ramsden , with straw boater, pictured with staff.
The ranks of salt, vinegar and sauce at the ready.
This photo showcases the mass appeal of fish and chips at Harry Ramsden's.
Cricket legend Freddie Trueman at Harry Ramsden's on their 70th anniversary.
Chip shot experts and Leeds United legends (from left) Peter Lorimer, John Charles and Eddie Gray.
Is this the Harry Ramsden's you remember?
Souvenir mugs - do you have one of these?
Frying tonight.. the chips in beef dripping.
Young Jonathan Gadsby pictured with sister, Jenny, being served by Harry Ramsden Junior.
Bargain hunters when Harry Ramsdens sold fish and chips for 50p. Were you one of them?
Clowing about with fish and chips just 50p.
Were you among the crowds?
Were you among the crowd?
Russell Harty (centre) with Arnold Firth and his wife Winifred from Horsforth, who had been going to Harry Ramsden's restaurant for 40 years.
Margaret Thatcher tucks into her fish and chips lunch at Harry Ramsden's.
Chairmen John Barnes and Richard Richardson.
Celebrations at Harry Ramsden's.
Fish fryer John Carter (right) and general manager Alec Outing (left).
Harry Ramsden at the door of his first fish and chip shop.
Marketing manager Tom Lindley with a piece of original cutlery from the restaurant.
Harry Ramsden's marketing manager Bob Acrey with a 30ft signature made of chips in the car park of the restaurant.