Bell Street - a Memory of Wigston.

I remember going to Bell Street around 1967/8 to see Michael Aspel open "Key Markets" which was a supermarket of sorts, and would be on the left-hand-side of this picture (I think either next door to the Co-op, or may have occupied the same space for a while until it closed down.
Also Foryan's (not sure of the spelling) bicycle and toy shop on the other side of the road (now the cancer charity shop). The old chap who owned it, sold bikes (Raleighs) but knew absolutely nothing about them, so a popular school-boy prank, which was a great source of amusement to me and my friends, was to go into the shop and ask for something like a pair of cotter-pins, or a cone-spanner. We were always highly amused by his totally blank-look, and standard answer that they weren't in stock.


A memory shared by David Harriman on Aug 1st, 2008.
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Tue Aug 30th 2016, at 6:25 pm
vanman69 commented:
I also remember fair play toys! If I was good my mum and dad would let me have a little car from this shop every weekend. I loved this shop. It was a dream for me. And I also use to hang around the banks chip shop. Just to pass the time of day I guess.

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