Abbey House Project – The Great Yorkshireman

Commissioned Work, Community, Exhibition, Kirkstall Arts

Our final visit was to the fish and chip shop, The Great Yorkshireman. When I originally moved to the area, it was known as Tracy’s Plaice, before it became the less pun worthy name it is now, but somewhat better for it.

The current owners, a local family team, have been there for 8 months, but have already managed to improve on business by catering more for their immediate environment, local businesses such as the Border Agency up the road. And also occasionally for my tea, I can say with satisfaction, they do make some damn fine fish and chips.

Now that the project is reaching it’s conclusion, I am concentrating on putting the book together ready for the exhibition. We spent the final two sessions editing down our images and writing up the interviews we’d conducted with each business. I’m looking forward to seeing the fruits of our labour!

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