Tin lock-up, School Rd

Building Status: No Longer Exists

There used to be a small lock-up shop at the right-hand end of the row of cottages which begins with Tudor Cottages on the left, maybe just visible in this photo, beyond the thatched cottages.
Ella Kinsey: Mrs Hawes shop: in School Road – actually that was the shop I eventually had; when she opened it she was tobacconist, confectioner, sold pop drinks, ice-creams. Had about 4 tables in there where in the evenings the lads of the village used to play cards and drink (minerals). Mrs Davidson had it when the war came, and she found she couldn’t get a licence unless she sold everything.

May Fox: Next door was Mrs Hawes who owned the galvanised roof hut shop, general store, made the most beautiful ice cream.

Stan King: little grocer’s shop, handy little place.

Jill Jacob: There was a shop in School Road, opposite the Fire Station – a tin hut, selling groceries, and you could get “farthing chews”.

Somebody told me it was owned by Mr Leeks, who ran the Post Office.