BulwellBrian 107 Posted August 18, 2013 Report Share Posted August 18, 2013 I lived on Henrietta Street off Highbury Road and remember the shopping. No supermarkets just different shops for things, and rationing. We would leave home and go through Nansen Street to Broomhill Road then down to Highbury Road turn left and the first call was the post office for a postal order for Fathers football coupon, then across the road to the co-op, butter, bacon, sugar (in a blue bag), flour, tea (loose not tea bags), washing powder (Oxydol, and Persil), soap (Lifebouy), and other things I cannot remember. payment by cash (check number 56612 for the divi) went to the office by one of those overhead spring loaded things and the change came back the same way. On we went no meat or greengrocery at the co-op they were not in favour for that. Back across Highbury Road and along to the chemist, then May Clark's sweet shop (Goody shop May to a small child) St Bruno tobacco for Father a small Dairy Box for mother and som Quality Street., Across the bottom of Henrietta Street to (I forget the name) greengrocers (Mum said the quality was better) then sometimes Mr & Mrs Limb's shop for things like buttons, Naylors newsagents at the bottom of Henrietta Street to pay for the papers that had been delivered (Daily Herald on week days, News of the World & The People on Sundays, Evening Post and Dandy & Beano & Radio Times). Then back up the hill home. Meat came from Habgood's on the corner of Ockerby Street and other things from Ernie & Mabel Radford on the opposite corner. Other trips were to walk down to Bulwell Market to shop on the market and up Main Street to Steggles pork butchers for a pork pie (the best in Bulwell). All carried by hand no cars in those days, life was different. 6 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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