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    Posted: 23 July 2007 at 8:49pm
I noticed some people mentioning the shop next to the Jolly farmer, I think it was called gold hill store, it was run by two women, or were they, my sister used to call them "men Woman', one had a ton of brylcream in her hair. They were the only shop open on a sunday in CSP, although Nagles was open in GX.

They broke all the Sunday trading laws and charged extra for everything, the store was next to the shop and was damp damp damp!

One of them was called Phyllis!

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In the mists of my youth there used to be a sweet shop next to the Jolly Farmer (where Delta security is now I think) staffed by an old lady or two. Sweets were in jars on shelfs but I can't remember much else about it!
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Originally posted by DanW DanW wrote:

Sweets were in jars on shelfs
 
thats a novel ideaLOL
 
I remember going in to a sweet shop with sweets in jars on shelves when i was young and asking for a 1/4 of midget gems. Nowadays you have to say 125 grams pleaseConfusedBig%20smile


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I think my mum bought a couple of those empty sweet jars from them when I was a child.  She used to put pickled onions in them.
Everything is prepacked these days which I suppose is a lot more hygenic.


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the used to sell ciggys to anyone - and not just by the packet, you could ask for 3 no6 !
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Originally posted by tobic tobic wrote:

I think my mum bought a couple of those empty sweet jars from them when I was a child.  She used to put pickled onions in them.
Everything is prepacked these days which I suppose is a lot more hygenic.
 
My Dad used to pickle onions in the 7lb sweet jars.  I had to go out while he was doing it because I could't stand the smell of the heating vinegar. 
 
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Originally posted by DanW DanW wrote:

In the mists of my youth there used to be a sweet shop next to the Jolly Farmer (where Delta security is now I think) staffed by an old lady or two.


I used to go to that shop every Sunday, from memory I cannot recall a time when either of them smiled.
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Originally posted by J.R. J.R. wrote:

the used to sell ciggys to anyone - and not just by the packet, you could ask for 3 no6 !
 
There was a shop down the bottom end of market place that did that.  I remember they sold extra long cigarettes singly to us kids.


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If I remember rightly, the shop or one of the old ladies was called (Mrs) Avery?

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Originally posted by Reid Reid wrote:

I noticed some people mentioning the shop next to the Jolly farmer, I think it was called gold hill store, it was run by two women, or were they, my sister used to call them "men Woman', one had a ton of brylcream in her hair. They were the only shop open on a sunday in CSP, although Nagles was open in GX.

Anyone remember?

We used to call it the "mixed-up shop" where the men were women and the women were men. There were two quite butch "ladies" who owned & lived there and one quite gentle softly-spoken man who served in there sometimes - I can't remember his name.

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