Shops In Barking - a Memory of Barking.
I remember the shops in Barking very well when I was a child. One of my favourite shops was Bullies the Jewellers, you couldn't miss it because it had a great big clock flush with the pavement at the entrance. I used to dribble at the sight of all the jewels. The other shops were M&S by the swimming baths, and Woolworth's, they had a cafe at the back of the shop which made the best milkshakes. I also remember a shop called Wade & Pollard that sold bed linen, towels, tea towels, net and draw curtains and underwear. As I grew older I started to like fashion and music, oh, and boys, my Mum said we were too poor to spend any money on the things I liked, so I only ever got to look in the shop windows and dream. Happy days.
A memory shared byon Jul 26th, 2014.
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