Salisbury, High Street c.1950

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Caption for Salisbury, High Street C1950: In the fifties and sixties many shops and other commercial users clearly felt they needed to advertise their presence more aggressively to passers-by. The Crown Hotel in the High Street tried very hard; but it did the proprietors no good, because the hotel closed down soon afterwards.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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As far back as I can remember we used to love the steak and kidney pies from the Baytree. For a time I worked at Woolworths on the jewellery counter and at lunch times I would stroll around the market eating my steak and kidney pie with the gravy dribbling down my chin. My first job was in Robert Stokes in the office, from (...Read full memory)

Hey, do you remember Spaggetie, a small dumpy Italian who used to shout all the time. But what a place, all me mates would meet there, you didn't need money, he would give you a cup of coffee. Now, let's see if I can get them all! Dougie Hood, Larry Shirely, Hickie, Dinga Harding, Moggs, Frank Blackman, Willy (...Read full memory)

Does anybody remember Gibbs Mew Grewery on Gigant Street?

I worked in the brewrery on the keg line with Jake W, Pat B, and Andy D, I ended up running the cask beer department under Trevor G, who was a brewer. I made some very good friends in the brewery, I have been trying to contact Jake Willis but to no avail, he moved to Swansea I think, I used to rent the detatched house next to (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Salisbury, High Street C1950: In the fifties and sixties many shops and other commercial users clearly felt they needed to advertise their presence more aggressively to passers-by. The Crown Hotel in the High Street tried very hard; but it did the proprietors no good, because the hotel closed down soon afterwards.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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