Spyatry In The 70s

A Memory of Aspatria

My dad had the grocers shop opposite the gift shop, there was a shoe shop a childrens clothes shop, a launderette, a wool shop, Mrs Tinnion with her small Pekinese dogs, Bobby Askews the hardware shop who sold absolutely everything anyone ever needed. The huge ugly car park was built and some smaller houses were pulled down. Robinsons fish and chip shop, the best in Cumberland.  On the occasions I drive through now, they've all gone, closed down and are houses.  The pictures at the top of the town with Ella getting the latest releases as soon as she could, usually much later than release date. The cafe with the juke box and the penny ice lollies. Posh upstairs pictures 12p bottom seats, many with springs sticking out of them, 10p.  Dear old Peter the lollypop man who was so kind to all the children each morning. Billy Gibson who sat by the wall, talking to everyone.

A memory shared by Sharon Rae , on Aug 25th, 2007.

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