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    Posted: 04 October 2016 at 8:37am
I remember them. There were 3 shops along the top of Gold Hill that sold sweets. Only one remains.
Previously the shop was a bicycle repair shop. That was over 70 years ago though.
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Originally posted by Alastair66 Alastair66 wrote:

It was Avery stores, run by Phylis Avery. Wouldn't look out of place in an episode of League of Gentleman.
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I believe a Mr Rance used to help out in the shop. Not sure what if any his relationship was with the two 'ladies'.



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It was Avery stores, run by Phylis Avery. Wouldn't look out of place in an episode of League of Gentleman.

We had a much more unsavoury name for it!
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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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If I remember rightly, the shop or one of the old ladies was called (Mrs) Avery?

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