Chippy vans celebrate 85 years loyal service

A firm which has been delivering mobile fish and chips since the 1930s is celebrating its 85th birthday.
Michael, Major and Julia Howe pictured with the old-style vansMichael, Major and Julia Howe pictured with the old-style vans
Michael, Major and Julia Howe pictured with the old-style vans

Howe and Co Fish and Chips started with just two vans when it was founded by 
William Howe in 1930.

But all these years later the business is still going strong, with five vans covering over 100 villages and towns across Bucks and Northants.

Jamie Bachman, who works for the firm, said: “As the demand for fish and chips grew so did the company.

“We bought a third vanand then a fourth visiting more and more areas.

“Now based in Little 
Horwood, we travel as far as Bugbrooke in Northamptonshire and Oakley in Bucks serving hundreds of hungry people every week.”

He added: “The success of our company we believe is down to the hardworking staff, great quality products and most importantly our loyal customer base.”

To mark the anniversary Howe and Co has launched a hunt on Facebook for their longest standing customer, via their page.

They also held a free givaway for customers last week, awarding 85 prizes, one of 
every year of the landmark 

Jamie added: “Whether it’s locals in the village pub, or the many senior citizens we see on a Friday the national love of fish and chips is one 
tradition that is most definitely not dying out.

“There’s even a select few that have been visiting the van for over 30 years.

“They wait patiently for the van week after week year 
after year, always showing their support.”

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