People go batty for fun chippy bash
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