Robert Newberry remembers
When my Mum and Dad lived in Gedney Drove End in the late 1980’s, early 1990’s, I can remember there were two shops in the village (possibly three?). This one in Marsh Road my mother and father used to refer to as Marks and Spencers! I seem to recall the shop did close down about this time?
Would I be right in thinking the store room with the curve3d roof is an old Nissan Hut?
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Best to everyone.
Loved going over to that little shop and seeing jammie woukd Walk over with my nan Connie rollinson from the old folk bungalows they lived next door to smed auker they were the good old days mick and myrtle were lovely people and I remember jackson s has we all called it opposite new inn
What a family to work for, I was 11 or 12 when I started on a Saturday just doing the paper round from the shop to pit lane, then through the village.
Collecting the money, what a responsibility to have at 12 years old.
I worked through the school holidays helped in the shop picking the orders for customers, filling the shelves etc, what a great footing I had from such lovely people for the rest of my working life.
I used that shop regularly when I used to come down fowling there was a small one at Dawsmere to, always good for a mars bar was that also a post office?
Yes I remember when I lived in GDE there was 3 shops that was in the mid 60’s, Davey’s One in Pit Lane which was run by Mr Stebbings and then Cross Bros general store which is where I lived,my dad was manager, Jack Scrimshaw.
Joyce Fines Dad closed the shop in April 1999. Mum and dad then had it knocked down and a bungalow built on the land
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