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    Posted: 13 June 2019 at 9:05pm
When we were kids Santa Claus delivered a Scalextric which created huge excitement as we put it together. Then much to our bitter disappointment we discovered a piece of track was missing. Not a problem our Dad phoned Reg Harrold of Harrolds and explained the situation. Without hesitation Reg opened his shop on Christmas day and gave Dad a replacement piece of track. Problem sorted and great fun was had by all. The moral of this story ...................SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Dad had purchased this from another store!! God bless you Reg. 
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there was another guy working there when I was there, I believe his name was Jim, dunno his surname.


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Originally posted by ArtB ArtB wrote:

Originally posted by tobic tobic wrote:

Thats right Sid, Mr Stone [I forget his first name] was manager of the fishmongers Botts, where I worked saturdays............
 
Dead right with the butchers shops..................
 
Eric rings a bell but I could be wrong.
 
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It was Eric Stone who managed Botts in Market Place, I believe he had two sons, one was called Ian.
My aunt was one of the cashiers on Botts GX for many years.
Mr Bott, having lost his wife, remarried, (I think he married one his cashiers in the GX shop - not my aunt!), and retired to a bungalow in Hill Rise.
One for Tobic - was Jimmy Blair working at Botts GX when you were there?
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The cycle shop was called Chalfont Cycle Sports and toys and was where the shop that now sells garage doors was located. It was owned by Peggy Draycott who used to live in Chalvey, Slough who eventually moved to Blandford Forum with Jack Hearne who owned a cycle shop in Slough and was selling top of the range cycles from Slough.
Peggy started with cycles but extended to airfix models and toys to supplement the income. They charges £1.50 to repair a puncture in 1970.
I was the mechanic there from late 1960's to about spring 1971 working after school and weekends.
We saw the era of the Raleigh Chopper and Gresham Flyer cycles when they were all the rage.
Happy days!
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Originally posted by tobic tobic wrote:

Thats right Sid, Mr Stone [I forget his first name] was manager of the fishmongers Botts, where I worked saturdays............
 
Dead right with the butchers shops..................
 
Eric rings a bell but I could be wrong.
 
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Thats right Sid, Mr Stone [I forget his first name] was manager of the fishmongers Botts, where I worked saturdays............
 
Dead right with the butchers shops..................


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Originally posted by oldchris oldchris wrote:

the butchers was run by the stone family, the one that is now the cafe next to the tile shop i think...Confused
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I thought "Stones" was the fish-monger or one of the employee's was called Stone.

2 Butchers shops one was "Lanes" top of the market place. The other "Robertson" on the high street next to the church also had a slaughter house out the back Big%20smile











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Originally posted by Roy B Roy B wrote:

Yes Floors of Distinction and the Cafe used to be Rumbelows, I remember watching the smash and grab in about 1992 when a car reversed straight through the doors and they grabbed all the video cameras. I think Andy Van Dyke was working there then. Before that it used to be the old cinema.
 
I saw Trevor Allum a couple of years ago when I was talking to Roy when he was in Lemmings. Roy would know all this he has been in the village now for 50 years.
 
 
Andy Van Dyke?
Andy mac more like, my old friend.Star
there were 2, one late night, one earlier with 20 kids cheering the raiders on...nice...Confused


Edited by oldchris - 14 March 2012 at 2:54pm
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Originally posted by Sparkle Sparkle wrote:

Yes the butchers was in the corner called Allum and Glanfield, and the son Trevor Allum had the hairdressers shop opposite.


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