A FISH and chip shop will give one lucky resident a fantastic prize today as part of National Fish and Chip Day.

Ulverston's Priory Plaice Fish and Chips started the competition on Tuesday in the lead up to today which will see the winner bag four fish and chip meals.

It asked participants to like, share and comment on its Facebook post as well as like its page ahead of the winner announcement on Friday morning.

Business manager Tony Postlethwaite commented: "We have done a bit of a competition for the day and bought T-shirts that we will be wearing in the shop."

Fellow chippy owner Nicos Nicolaides is expecting a busy day for the Olympic on Buccleuch Street, Barrow.

He said: "We always get more customers on National Fish and Chip Day as it’s just a reminder that we are all here open.

"It is good for us, it raises a lot of money and is always a good day for the business.

"It is really good when someone new walks through the door and you get to know them more and they tell you their life stories.

With the country now coming out of the Covid-19 crisis, Nicos said it was a 'positive' experience for the Olympic.

He explained: "It was negative for the whole country, but it was positive for us.

"We have done well since the lockdowns. We stayed open but McDonalds and KFC shut.

"They are basically the giants of the high street now, so when they closed people had to go to other places.

"We have nearly kept all of our new customers and we’re grateful for that as it builds the business up."

Tony added: "It was a big change but our click and collect system has been really popular with our regulars."

Megan at Andy's Fish and Chips said: "We have worked throughout the pandemic and we were pretty busy, I don't think it has made that much of a big difference to the business."