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Boxmoor Good Neighbours - Fish & Chips Supper Treat

Published on 03 September 2020 11:55 AM

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Delicious fish.

Is there anything more British than Fish and Chips? Some 20 Boxmoor residents recently had a summer treat with freshly cooked, piping hot fish and chips delivered to their doors!

BGN's volunteers provided the courier service with delicious food prepared by Ismael and his team at Boxmoor Fish & BBQ in St John’s Road.

The meal was funded, on this occasion, with the generous donations given to Boxmoor Good Neighbours.

It was a great success and a welcomed distraction from the lengthy period of self-isolation!

Boxmoor Good Neighbours plan to continue this service once a month, as long as there is demand, with a special price for their Neighbours.

  • Spencer with owner Ismael and his team at Boxmoor Fish & BBQ 

  • BGN's volunteers and neighbours outside Boxmoor Fish & BBQ

A bit of 'Fish & Chips' history in Boxmoor

Joseph Malin started the first Fish and Chip shop in London in 1860.

In Hemel Hempstead, the arrival of this new culinary dish was recorded in 1902 when Quatermass opened a fishmonger and fried fish shop in Boxmoor.  It became Weston’s Fish Shop run by Terry Hawley who provided wet and fried fish until September 2018.

Ismael, the current owner of Hemel Hempstead's oldest Fish & Chips shop took over in 2018. 

Ismael started his catering career in the Turkish military at the tender age of just 12! He has since moved on to providing traditional fried food for the takeaway consumer and is celebrating two years of serving members of the Boxmoor community.