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A Childhood Memory Of An Amazing Dog And Living In Wokingham - a Memory of Wokingham.

Back in the 1950s my mum told our ex French Canadian police dog (a Husky/ Alsatian cross) to "sit" outside Farmers greengrocers (on the left in this photo) while she bought her vegetables but when she finished forget to tell him to "come" and several hours later had a phone call to say "your dog is still sitting here waiting for you" - did you forget him! His patience even made the local newspaper - complete with a photo!


A memory shared by John Buck on Oct 14th, 2016.
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 Comments & Feedback

Tue Jan 22nd 2019, at 3:40 pm
stuckart01 commented:
I lived in Wokingham aged nearly five to 16, 1947-58. Between 1948 and 1951 I went to Wescott Road School. In my class was a boy from the Fletcher family, who owned and ran Farmers greengrocers. His name may have been Derek, I’m not sure, but I remember him as a decent sort.

The shop was generally called Fletchers after the family. I assumed they would change the sign when they could afford to, presumptuous small person that I was, although it occurred to me that it summoned an image of farmers selling their wares. I remember having bought for me a juicy peach from Fletchers on shopping expeditions.

Nearby were a delicatessen which gave me a lifelong liking for tongue and a snack bar/ice cream parlour. Opposite were Cotterells newsagents, run by eldest son John, and a good fish and chip shop.

I never met the dog in question, although I would have liked to!

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