My mother worked in Lloyds in Holton Road. They had two shops, one which she usually worked in selling Lino, beds and furniture, and china etc. The other shop was the largest of the two and my mother used to shop there a lot. Entering this building on the right hand side was the men clothes, on the left hand side was a beautiful staircase built with lovely mahogany wood. Beside these stairs on the left, ladies underwear was on sale and towards the back of the shop ladies clothing would have been on display. Upstairs as you turned right, was the coats and dresses department, and up some more stairs took you into the hat department where hats of all colours were displayed on stands. Near the back of the shop shoes were on sale. The counters were glass and had matching shelves and items of clothing was laid out on these counters where customers could examine goods before buying them. The fascinating thing about the shop was the little capsule which sales assistants dropped the bill and money from a sale in. It was sucked up as if by magic into an upper office and the change and receipt returned the same way.
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