Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sustainable fishing and the Marine Stewardship Council

“Choosing MSC certified sustainable seafood matters. The connection between our seafood choices and the way the oceans are fished is more tangible than ever.” Rupert Howes, MSC Chief Executive.

In common with all good fish and chip restaurants we buy all our cod and haddock from suppliers certified by the MSC – at the moment we have cod caught by the trawler “Vulcan”.

I have just found that a member of the Marine Stewardship Council is giving a talk at Maulds Meaburn on 22nd October “Sustainable Fisheries or the end of the line?” which should be interesting. (And the bar’s open!)

Who runs the Chippy?

Who runs the Chippy?

Gwyn with her Great North Run 2013 finisher's medal

Gwyn with her Great North Run 2013 finisher’s medal

Well Gwyn, sometimes, but on Sunday she was running the Great North Run and completed it in a commendable 2 hrs 30 minutes… at that speed you’d think she could have got back and put a shift in at the Chippy!

Thank you to all those who sponsored her – all funds go to The Great North Air Ambulance.  The Management said they would match up to £100 of sponsorship and our customers – both regulars and those just passing through – have ensured we have to stump up the full amount – and we’re delighted so to do!

Well done Gwyn!


Crosby Ravensworth Show

Award winning spuds!

Crosby Ravensworth Show and Vintage Rally has been going for over 150 years and this year Shap Chippy was invited to sponsor a class or two… I asked if there was a fish class in the livestock section, but no, there wasn’t.  Nor was there batter in the baking section or pickled eggs or pickled onions… However with a little persuading we sponsored a couple of potato classes and a pea class – though not the marrowfat peas from which our rather splendid mushy peas are made every day!

Peas in pods

The show was great fun as ever, although not many people seemed to enter the horticultural section and Mr Newby seemed to win first, second and third in nearly all the classes!  Congratulations to him and all the other gardeners.  More next year, please!