Frying high after 40 years - and raising thousands for charity

Torbay Weekly

A well-known and award-winning Torbay fish and chip shop has celebrated its 40th birthday by raising £5,000 for charity.

The  Babbacombe Fish and Chip shop in Princes Street reached the milestone on January 11.

It was on that day back in 1982 that David and the  late Maureen Hanbury took over the ownership of the shop and have been at the heart of the Babbacombe and St Marychurch community ever since.

January 11 was also the date that fish and chips were first sold from 24 Princes Street in 1922 - making it a centenary of the nation's favourite meal being sold  from from the same location.

To celebrate the shop sold Cod, Chips and Mushy Peas or Curry Sauce for only £5, and raised on the day a cheque for £5,000 for the Children's Hospice Southwest.

Mr Hanbury and his business have raised thousands of pounds for a variety of local charities, supporting and taking part in dozens of community events, over the years

He said: "We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers who supported us on January 11 and also the hard working staff that made this days success possible."