The Bakery - a Memory of Wroxall.
I went to Wroxall County Primary school from approx 1970 to 1974. The old school which was on the junction of Appuldurcombe Road and the main road to Shanklin. When school finished it was a rush to get to the old bakery, which was next to the greengrocers shop you see pictured here! The baker saved his wasted cakes and pastries for the children, who would pass by gratefully for some of the lovely flaky pastry goods. The greengrocers had steps up to it then, behind the green grocers was, and I believe still is, the post office which was run by Mr Lunn, then Mr Fletcher, "alright me duck"....happy memories! Opposite the post office was the wool shop run by Mrs Askey, then the stores run by Mr Snowden. I bought all my rabbit and guinea pig necessaries here! Up the hill was Ken Hill the butcher, who ran it with his wife - a shop of 'everything!' Opposite to that the pub run by Joe and Madge Bolton. The pub burnt down one night after many years, but Boomerang the dog alerted all in the living quarters, and they all got out safely! Think this may have been around 1979-1980?
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