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yes i worked here in 1955 and had many fond memories. especialy my Boss ,A Mr Peter Shipp ran a very good busines and very pleasant chap too especially to his customers in the outlying villages here he travelled with his mobile shop . to fleckney kilby and arnsby and shearsby every publican knew him in these areas lol Colin James of Kilby bridge

I lived in Central Avenue when I was 5 and Bell Street Infants school was my first school, I can remember walking to school with my mum. I also recall buying shoes from a little shoe shop, opposite about where this picture is taken.

This was my uncles fish and chip shop my farther Eddie also worked there

My friend lived at the Queens Head pub shown in the Bell Street photo, when we were cold and hungry we used to go to the Bank Chip shop (just out of shot at the top right of the picture, on the curve of the road opposite the pub), we never bought anything, we had a portion of scratchings (batter bits) in newspaper with lots of salt and vinegar for free!

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 (...Read full memory)

The corner shop was Tyler's, a sweet and grocers shop. They sold 1d iced lollies made from a juice drink similar to Ribena. You were allowed out to play all day except Sundays, and we would very often go around in a little gang. We especially enjoyed going over the fields (the hills and hollows) behind Church Nook, to two (...Read full memory)