We have more than our fair share of great chippies and Easter weekend – especially Good Friday – is normally one of their busiest times of the year.
Sadly, due to the coronavirus lockdown most takeaways have been forced to temporarily close their doors meaning the traditional long Good Friday queues will not be seen this year.
So we have delved into our photo archives to serve up pictures of queues from years gone by and other times chip shops made the news.
Is your favourite featured? Scroll on to find out.
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Sadly now closed, counter staff at Mariners Fish and Chip shop in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre serve hungry customers in this picture from 2013.
Photo: FRANK REID
Regarded as one of the best chippies in Hartlepool, this was the scene at Verrills on the Headland on Good Friday in 2016 when a huge lunchtime queue snaked down the street.
Photo: Mark Payne
3. Mariners cafe
Diners tuck into their food in the busy cafe inside Mariners.
Photo: FRANK REID
4. Fish Face
Nicola Darley and Dave Atkinson of Fish Face at Seaton Carew have won a host of awards for the quality of their fish and chips.
Photo: JPI Media