Posted by Reg on October 10, 2009 at 21:27:09:
In Reply to: SMALL SHOPS posted by BRIANHOBAN on October 09, 2009 at 11:36:39:
Brilliant work, Brian!
Of the 26, I remember only 12!:
Of these, I remember especially number 2 - Pa Gavin and his hand-operated ham slicer. While the ham was always delicious, the machine itself might not survive in today's hyper-hygienic environment. As far as I know though, no one was ever sick.
3. Golden's - handy to run across the road to from the cinema. As a bakery it always had that seductive and delicious smell of freshly-baked bread. I remember they would often have mini-Hovis breads which you'd buy - usually by the half-dozen - as a special treat, when visitors were coming to the house.
12. Mae Leonard and her brother Tommy, who was a hackney driver, were always great for a chat when you'd call in for your Flash or Macaroon bar, and later when you'd advanced to Wrigleys chewing gum!
26. I remember Mrs Brady, her quiet demeanor and always friendly smile, beside the Post Office. It was here in the early sixties that I first tasted, and never forgot, Fanta orange!
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