For many of us it was our first time away from home. We were excited but a week must have seemed a long time to our parents as they waved us goodbye. It was 7.45 on a Saturday morning in May, 1959, when Eddie, our coach driver, drove us away. The prefects collected 2/6d from […]
Before the days of bar codes, shop ping trolleys, refrigeration cabinets and pre-packed foods, the grocer was truly a man of many parts. He often acted as a buyer, seller, display man, slicer of bacon, butter slapper and weigher-out of bulk delivered goods. Treacle from 40-gallon drums was drawn off into empty jam jars brought […]
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