In the Chippy at Appledore, North Devon.

”Cash Only!” warned the sign.

”We don’t deal with credit or sympathy cards;

but, money is fine.

And there will be no swiping of plastic;

we don’t do chip and pin;

over there, by the charity tin, is a conversion chart

for pounds shillings and pence;

from when we had an empire,

and money made sense.

A piece of fish is now four pound and six bob

it used to be cheaper

back then, when it were ’proper job!’

A ’hapence’ of scraps

is a memory we treasure,

we’d wrap them so tightly in the local newspaper,

and you could eat at your leisure

and gawp at the ads;

times we’re easier, then;

or harder, depending on whom yer asks.

So, ’Cash Only!’ is how it will be;

but, if you’ve not got none,

then it’s ’Goodbye!’ to thee.”

•It must be said that they were lovely chips.

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4 responses to “In the Chippy at Appledore, North Devon.

  1. Its such a very nice.

  2. You’ve fair made my mouth water!

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