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    Posted: 17 February 2006 at 11:11pm

Can anyone remember a little grocers shop, about where the Party Shop is now, I think?

All I remember is my mum taking me in there and while she was getting cans from the shelves, the lovely old man in there would give me a handful of dolly mixtures from a big, glass jar....

Does anyone know what this shop was called and who the man was?

Still don't know what I want to do when I grow up...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2006 at 12:12am

before my time.

what when was that?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2006 at 1:58am
were is the "Party shop"?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2006 at 9:44am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2006 at 9:46am
I can remember the news agents being there (or just next door)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2006 at 9:40pm

This was like a weeny grocers shop, with cans on shelves etc. I think it was about where party shop is now but could be wrong.

We're talking 1969-1972 ish.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2006 at 11:02pm
Wasn't it a VG? There was also a small Co-Op where the Chess Interiors is/
was on the corner of The Vale and also a VG where the Chung Ying House is.
Good little old supermarkets all of them!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2006 at 8:20pm

I remember a sweet shop in that row of shops, mid 50's I guess. A 1d (yes folks a 'd' not 'p') bag of broken crisps on the way to school.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 February 2006 at 11:11pm

Originally posted by russ66 russ66 wrote:

Wasn't it a VG?

Now that rings a very muffled bell.......I think that may be it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2006 at 1:55pm

I can't remember the name, but my sister & I used to walk from St Joseph's school to Joiners Lane in the early 70's just after decimalization and were given 2p to buy sweets, you could get 8 Black jacks or Fruit Salads for 1 new pence - where as all the other shops on route only gave you 4 for 1p although it had been 4 of 1d before the money changed! Great memories. Bag of crisps 2 1/2p!

 



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