FISH and chips were not always as popular in Great Britain as they are today - only after the expansion of the rail network in the Victorian period did it become a nationwide favourite.

A special event celebrating this history will take place in Llangollen next month.

The Llangollen Railway's Fish & Chip Special will see visitors board the steam train in Abbey Station for a trip through the beautiful Dee Valley with their traditional takeaway in hand.

The development of railways by the mid-late 19th century helped fish and chips become more popular because food could be transported more quickly.

The Llangollen event encourages attendees to "sit back and enjoy your fish and chips while watching the world go by".

The event takes place on May 4.

Tickets cost £22 for adults and £15 for children.

Fish and chips can be collected from the café from 6pm ahead of the 6.30pm departure.

A vegetarian option will be available.

There will also be a bar onboard selling soft drinks, wine and beer.

For more information contact Llangollen Railway by calling 01978 860979.