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    Henry Macroy's mobile fish and chip shop is popular with land girls. Sidcup, Kent.

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    A mobile fish and chip shop provides hot meals for land girls working in rural areas. Sidcup, Kent.

    M/S as man puts fish in fat fryer and checks the chips. M/S as Henry Macroy's mobile fish and chip van drives down country lane. C/U as a woman comes out of a door in the side of the van and the shutter goes up. She takes a microphone and speaks into it, C/U loudspeaker broadcasting their arrival. M/S as land girls stop working and look up. A group of potato pickers look round. The girl ends the message and enters the van again as two customers approach. She takes their order, the camera pans to show more customers approaching. C/U of the man (Henry ?) serving goods and putting money in cash register. M/S as land girls sit on wagon and start eating. M/S of another group with children, they sit down on boxes and start eating. The van shuts up as a hungry dog approaches. M/S of land girls eating. The van moves towards the camera then drives away down a country lane.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:33:00 / 01:04:07:00
    NP 198

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  1. Julie Jeffries says

    Hello, I have some information with regard to the Pathe news reel 'Mobile fish shop 1948'. There was only one mobile fish and chip van, it was owned by my Uncle Harry McCoy, my father Donald McCoy is the young man at the till, he was 21 in the film. The man at the fryer was called Snowy, he worked for my Uncle Harry. I do not know who the lady on the loud speaker is, she is not a relative. The fish and chip van was named Macroy's as my Uncle harry didn't want to put his real name to the business. Unfortunately it caught on fire and burnt down. I do hope this information is helpful, I do have a couple of photos.

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