Peo­ple go batty for fun chippy bash

Macclesfield Express - - BARLOW’S BRIEF - ALEX HIB­BERT

ACHIPPY cel­e­brated 30-years of fry­ing up grub for the com­mu­nity dur­ing an open day.

Hun­dreds of peo­ple spilled out onto Wa­ters Green Road as they paid a visit to Wa­ters Green Fish Bar’s birth­day party.

Peo­ple en­joyed a raft of fun ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing face paint­ing, a visit from Jeep­ers Creep­ers’ rep­tiles, a samba band and dou­ble decker bus.

As well as cel­e­brat­ing the an­niver­sary, the day also aimed to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

The chip shop’s owner, Tele Anas­tasi, said: “It was an amaz­ing day, phe­nom­e­nal. So many peo­ple came, have never seen any­thing like it. Peo­ple came for a lit­tle bit and ended up stay­ing all day.”

The chippy was sup­posed to draw a raf­fle with an ar­ray of prizes on of­fer, all do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses to drum up fur­ther funds for the hospice, but ran out of time on the day.

Tele added: “In the end we just didn’t have time. And so we are still sell­ing

Iraf­fle tick­ets un­til we do the draw at 9pm this Fri­day (Oc­to­ber 17).”

Be­fore the event he also asked mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to do­nate their pic­tures of the chippy from the last 80 years, and now he has a gallery of more than 60 pic­tures on the wall that cus­tomers can see. Tele said: “It’s great, cus­tomers, friends and fam­ily all con­trib­uted and it shows just what a com­mu­nity place we are. would love it if peo­ple con­tin­ued to bring in any pho­tos they might have and we will put them on dis­play for the next few days.”


The jury was told they will hear ev­i­dence from wit­nesses to the ac­ci­dent, po­lice ac­ci­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tors and med­i­cal staff from Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal.

The trial con­tin­ues.

● Left, din­ers orm a queue at Wa­ters Green Fish Bar with owner Tele Anas­tasi, cen­tre; be­low, Mil­lie Fielden, eight, and Megan Mitchell, seven, jump aboard the Routemas­ter

●● Left Jared Scott, nine, sits at the wheel of a Routemas­ter bus; be­low, Sharma Wood­ward and two-year-old daugh­ter Saf­fron, Tony Jones, Dy­lan Parkes, two, and his mum Paula Ar­mitt en­joy the com­mu­nity fun day at Wa­ters Green

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