Us Brits love nothing more than a bargain.

And if we have to queue up to get, it all the better.

That was certainly the case in Bolton on Saturday as hundreds of takeaway lovers queued for hours to get their hands on 45p fish and chips.

Mother Hubbard's was offering up the cheap as chips deal - the price of fish and chips when the firm's first shop opened in 1972 - at the launch of their latest branch on St Helens Road in Daubhill.

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Customers started queuing at 9am - two hours before the shop opened - to be among the first in line.

Mother Hubbard's head fryer Chris Farnell said that by 2pm the shop's 25 staff had served up around 700 portions and were expecting to do at least the same amount again before closing.

The chippy sold 700 portions fish and chips in the first three hours

Chris said: "We say it's for the first 1,000 customers, but we can't have people waiting for ages and missing out.

"It's been hectic and we'll lose quite a bit of money today, but it's great to see so many people here."

Queues stretched down the road for the opening of Mother Hubbard's

Among those in the queue were husband and wife Awais and Natisah Ahmed, who recently moved to the area from Manchester.

Awais, 30, said: "We've been waiting about an hour and half, maybe longer.

Fish and chips were on sale for 45p - the price when the firm first opened in 1972

"We were going get a portion to share, but we've been here so long I think we'll get one each now, with the full works we're so hungry.

"We've been to the Mother Hubbard's in Blackpool before - they're really good."

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