Record battered by Doncaster chippy boss

Fish & Chips World Record , Martin Bilby try for the world  largest cod & chips , to raise money for Ben Parkinson 'the Fish & Chips  Arrives
Fish & Chips World Record , Martin Bilby try for the world largest cod & chips , to raise money for Ben Parkinson 'the Fish & Chips Arrives
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COD only knows how he did it, but Doncaster chip shop boss Martyn Bilby is a deep frying, big plating, record breaker.

Martyn had set himself a target of creating a 90lb plate of cod and chips to beat a record of 77lb set in Boston, USA.

Weights and measures officials from Doncaster Council were there with him to make sure nothing fishy was going on.

And, in the end, he battered the record - creating a 97lb feast tucked into by about 50 people - including Doncaster war hero Ben Parkinson - at his Scawsby Fisheries shop on Rowena Drive, Scawsby.

Martyn said: “It’s gone better than I expected, and we’ve beaten the record by 20lb. I’m just so pleased it went so well.

“The great thing was, the fish cooked well and tasted beautiful.

“It’s great to bring a record for traditional fish and chips back to Doncaster and to combine that with raising money for Ben’s Pilgrim Bandits charity.

“We had a local hero and a local world record.

“We’ve had a great response from people, and I’m proud that Doncaster has a new record.

“I was worried about getting it hot enough, but it cooked perfectly.”

Now Martyn is hoping the record will raise £2,000 for Ben’s charity, which helps former soldiers and amputees.

Ben lost both his legs and suffered other injuries including brain damage when he was blown up by a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan.