NEWSPAPER TRANSCRIPT 1991
FISH SHOP GOES GREEN
A new fish and chip shop in Dersingham looks set to open in the middle of a colourful controversy. The vibrant, three tone green exterior of Tropics hot food take away in the village centre had had a mixed reception.
New owner, the appropriately named Mr. Keith Green, who said he had spent £18000 cleaning and redecorating the premises inside and out, was unrepentant about his eye-catching colour scheme. He explained he wanted a new image to show people that things had changed. “Many people have come in to say it’s looking beautiful,” said Mr. Green, a Castle Rising potato merchant.
Others disagree, including Mountbatten Road resident Miss Doreen Linford who described the colour as “violent” and the shop’s appearance as “tasteless, offensive and completely incongruous.” Members of the afternoon W.I. had unanimously deplored the colour and Miss Linford predicted that prospective customers would register their protest with their feet – by boycotting the premises.
Parish Council Chairman Mr. George Pratt said the shop was discussed at last Monday’s meeting after several verbal complaints and one letter of protest. “We decided that although there was nothing we could do about it in law we would write to the owner and ask if he wanted to make any comments,” he said.
Mr. Green, undaunted pledged, ”The shop will open with a first class manager and staff.”