MEMORY LANE: back to the traditions of the local shop

Memory Lane shop
Memory Lane shop

It’s back to the days when our shopping habits weren’t dominated by huge supermarkets with this Memory Lane photo.

It captures Mary Williams serving behind the counter of her father’s shop in Nottingham Road, Eastwood in days gone by.

Among the items for sale were bottled beers, wines and spirits and a range of chocolates, traditional sweets and cigarettes.

Can you place a date on when the photo was taken?

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