My first 45rpm record
I remember many features of the old street. On the south east corner was Shaw’s Stores, the first supermarket that I can remember.The record shop opposite was where I bought my first 45 r.p.m. record; when I got it home my father sent me back to change it for a proper full size record. De Marcos ice cream parlour was a great place for a cheap cornet which was 3 pennies. Later it took to selling Eldorado ice cream and lost its individuality.
It was a sad day when the old George Street School site became a commercial property, but unfortunately that’s the way of the world.
My cheeky Gran
There were two fishmongers; Coe’s and Blackman’s. I recall my Gran going into Blackman’s; in front of her in the queue a lady called an assistant by his first name. She said to him “What have you got good, under the counter Bob?”. When the lady left, my Gran said to the worker “Bob what have you got under the counter?” He replied, “Do I know you?”. Of course she had to reply “No”. Bob was obviously impressed because he said to my Gran, ”You can have something special for your cheek”.
Do you remember?
When did you shop in George Street? Which shops do you remember? If you can share your memories with us, please leave a comment below.