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Fish and chips treat for film crew

Crew working on a film in Boston were treated to a cut-price slap-up lunch thanks to Tate's Fish and Chip Shop.

Owner David Tate agreed to help sponsor the student enterprise and treated eight crew and two cast members to half-price meals.

Film maker Sara-Lee Simpson said: "It was especially welcome as we'd been filming outside all day and we had somewhere nice and warm to sit and eat. The team was very grateful for his help and support and the kind gesture kept our spirits up."

Tates will gain a credit in the film titles.

An earlier appeal from Sara-Lee for budding actors to take part of an elderly woman in the film did not find a successful candidate in Boston - all who applied were too youthful looking!

Locally, filming has taken place at sheltered housing The Evergreens in Butterwick, and at Richmond House, and Fred Grant Company in Freiston and at Skegness. 

Sara-Lee, of Church Road, Boston, is in her final year at Coventry University studying for a media production degree.

Her final project is the short film, set in the past and present, telling the story of romance between a young woman and an RAF pilot killed during the Second World War.

Pictured with, from left, (back row) is our director Rochielle Parkes, wardrobe, props and make-up artist Victoria Johnson, lighting and camera assistant Gailene Pierre, co-producer and director Alex Blaikie, actress Emma Cohen, restaurant owner David Tate, producer Sara-Lee Simpson, actor Mark Rush, and behind the scenes Sarah Wildash. Front left, behind the scenes Govinder Singh and sound operator Sunil Singh.
Tate's Restaurant is 110 years old in October, and is one of oldest fish restaurants in the UK