I wonder if anyone remembers Topliss, 16 Mercer Row? It was there until 1975 when it was taken over by Boyes. It was probably the last shop in Britain to have a "cash railway" for taking customers' payments to the cashier and returning the change. The money travelled in a hollow wooden ball, like a croquet ball cut in ...Read full memory
Joined th Brigade for the wrong reason; it had a good football team. We often travelled to Grimsby on the floor of Mr Meanwells Bedford Dormobile but inspite of the sickly feelings we arrived with, we usually won in spectacular style. In one match we were winning 15 - 0 at half time and the referee effectively stopped the ...Read full memory
The wages and conditions were good and I enjoyed my time there. It bought me my first guitar from Jesse Halls. I remember one Saturday asking off time off to play cricket for the school, not only did the manager give permission, but he proudly informed staff and customers alike how proud he was.