Photo: RON HUNT
Item #: 32956
I remember this shop very well Ron. They sold Bathroom suites, as well as everything else.I vaguely remember Bill and his family being neighbours of ours when I was a young girl.
Was this shop on a corner opposite the old co-op (quorp). Where there prams outside on the pavement?
Yes Philip it was opposite the Co-op.But I don't remember the prams out side.
I remember this shop from way back when I went to the Methodist school just round the corner in Dicconson St. Dont know what it sold though. Also round the corner to the right was a sweet shop,we bought Tiger Nuts & Licqorice sticks, the sticks were literally sticks abt 10" long, you chewed them for the flavour & they made your tongue yellow !
Helen of Troy, do you remember the furniture maker's shop next to the sweet shop you mention? The name Standish's rings a bell with me.
I remember those Licqorice sticks Helen.It was like chewing a small branch from a tree. But they were delicious.
The place upstairs was Kara i think belonged to Brown and Haigh from Wood Street off Chapel Lane fellow who worked there was Jack Mason
Derek, the Soft Furnishings shop you remember was Standish, later when they retired it became a Pram and Baby shop, which Philip probably remembers.
Thanks Cyril for confirming the Standish name . Some well to do relatives of ours always had their three piece suites made there. I have also now seemed to remember the owner's name was Vic Standish.
It used to have "Vincent Standish" in large letters over the windows if I remember rightly