A POPULAR family business is to feature on an upcoming TV show which showcases the celebrated and unique Tebay Services.

Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps will be featured in season two episode six of A Lake District Farm Shop which airs on Channel 4 Sunday at 8:15pm.

Owner of the Flookburgh-based business Clare Worrall said the episode will shine a light on the ins and outs of the job.

She said: “The program features lots of local suppliers who supply Tebay and we supply them with our potted shrimp as well as other products but it mainly features on the shrimps.

“You see them going out with Raymond Porter from Ulverston who is a local fisherman and works from Canal Foot. He is also one of the Queen's Guides to the Sands trust and they peel the shrimp with some of the girls who work for us and they pot them as well.

“It was great to be featured as it shows some of our staff - some who have worked for us for years so it is good for them."

Morecambe Bay is the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the United Kingdom, covering a total of area of 120 sq miles. Families have been fishing these treacherous sands for generations, each having to learn the skill and techniques as the Bay changes continually.

Clare, who has been working in the business for 25 years, took over from her uncle Les Salisbury who retired 12 years ago.

“This is a job not for the faint-hearted as fishing those waters for the small brown shrimp is a sometimes dangerous and most definitely an arduous task which is only taken on by the brave," she said.

“These brave men battle all weather elements to be able to source these shrimps for Furness Fish to pot them for your enjoyment.”