Goodbye Mr Chips - Former MP Sir Peter Tapsell bids the Louth business farewell

Former MP of Louth Sir Peter bids farewell to Mr Chips which closed today (Friday) pictured with his good friend Patrick Hagan.
Former MP of Louth Sir Peter bids farewell to Mr Chips which closed today (Friday) pictured with his good friend Patrick Hagan.
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It was an end of a era for Mr Chips in Louth today (Friday) as the popular fish and chip shop, plus restaurant served its valued customers for the final time.

Former MP of Louth, Sir Peter Tapsell returned to Louth on his first public engagement since his retirement earlier this year to bid the business farewell.

Sir Peter is a big fan of the business and has had many fish suppers himself in the restaurant.

He said: “Mr Chips in Louth has been a very important place to note in my life for over 50 years and having heard the sad news of the business closing, I felt like I needed to come and say goodbye.”

Patrick Hagan, known locally as the founder of ‘Mr Chips’ sat down in the restaurant one last time with Sir Peter remembering times gone by.

Sir Peter added: “Mr Chips will always remain to be an important part of my life and the memories will live on. It has been a marvellous place and Patrick has become a very good friend and is an amazing man.

“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have Patrick’s support and friendship.”

Sir Peter addressed his farewell speech in the restaurant which was packed with people, getting their fish and chip fix for the final time.

An overwhelmed Mr Hagan said: “I would just like to thank everyone for all the support today and over the years, it means absolutely everything.”