Station Street Chip Shop, Swinton

Station Street, Swinton - 23.05.16

Chip Shop, Station Street, Swinton

This building on the corner, to the older generation, is best known as ‘Elbeck’s chip shop’.

When the Elbeck family left, it was sold to Charlie and Georgina Cross. Charlie and Georgina left to run a chip shop in Cleethorpes.

I remember in 1992, it was renamed to ‘Land and Sea’.

In 1995, George Kalegerou took over the shop and was a very friendly owner. He renamed it to, ‘Athenia’ (after his daughter). People who can recall George will be familiar with his saying, as you walked through the door, of, ‘five minutes for cheeps’! Another familiar saying was ‘do want beets with the cheeps’?!

George left in 2010 and it was renamed again to ‘Station’. It seemed to exchange hands numerous times in the subsequent years before closing in 2016. It is, as of November 2017, empty and unused, with its final name change being, simply, ‘Fish & Chips’.

Perhaps in the 1980s, it had the nickname of, ‘Greasy Nicks’.

A fire engine once embedded itself in the chip shop whilst attending a 999 call out.

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