Gala Hairdressers Jeans John Barton - a Memory of Burnt Oak.

My Mum Jean worked in Watling Ave for many years - Hairdressing.
She started work in The Don around 1956. This used to be opp the station.
She left and worked at Gala and then had the shop in he name for a while and it then became Bartons.

I was also a hairdresser in that shop up until abt 1978 when I left to manage another shop.
I was always in the shop as a very young child. It was mums way of minding me and I could make a cracking coffee by the age of 9

If anyone remembers my mum (she sadly passed 2004) or me - It would be lovely to hear from you.
Mum was friends with Sheila from Blacke and Cooks florist, that was in watling ave. Her family I understood from mum had been trading when Watling Ave was a market only.


A memory shared by tinasown61540632 on Feb 21st, 2016. Send tinasown61540632 a message

 Comments & Feedback

Sat Jul 29th 2017, at 1:56 pm
Teresa Keech commented:
I used to go to the Don to have my hair"set"as it was refered to in those days,I think thegirls name could have been Pat,she went on to marry one of my brothers friends.I was had my hair set on the morning of my wedding Saturday 30th march 1956.

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