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  1. Thread: Corner shops.

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    Re: Corner shops.

    Old shop on Corner of Ramsdern St and Rawlinson St


    http://www.southlakes-uk.co.uk/userreq2012/ramsdenrollocornershopOLD.jpg
  2. Thread: Corner shops.

    by darren
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    Re: Corner shops.

    In my town we have one called mackles its been here as long as i have everything is as it was when i was very young.
    You have the paper bags the old weighing scales the clear plastic screw top jars...
  3. Thread: Corner shops.

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    A lot of that stuff would be banned now.

    In our corner shop called mackles its not changed a single bit in my lifetime same old scales can still order half a pound or quarter of a pound.
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  4. Thread: Corner shops.

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    Wow how nice are these mate.
    can u send me one.heh.

    i never really thought of corner shops doing books and how beautiful these look.
    how many have you in total mate.
    looks like these images on...
  5. Thread: Corner shops.

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    corner shop i know it sells just sweets drinks and newspaprs.
    its not actually on a corner but still qualifies die to what it sells.
    but yes corner shops are not meant to sell everything.

    i can...
  6. Thread: Corner shops.

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    with the corner shops i remember us having in the last ten yrs i got talking to the people behind the counter and they said very few kids came in compared to the eighties like we did.
  7. Thread: Corner shops.

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    funny enough we still have a shop mackles you call it and although its not an actual corner sop its the same size as one.

    its been around since before i was born and sells all the old sweets...
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    i would for sure swap a modern supermarket for the daily trudge to the market or shop.

    ok the big supermarket may have more but the small corner shop was cheaper and you could meet up with friends...
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    somehow i cant see it our kids looking back and reminiscing about trips to the tiny local Tesco Express, where they stuffed food going out of date on the bottom shelf of the fridge with a yellow...
  10. Thread: Corner shops.

    by darren
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    problem with shops now its all about money.
    yes shops have more things u need and more variety.


    allcorner shops in my town are gone.
    only one that is still around is mackles.

    its family run...
  11. Thread: Corner shops.

    by darren
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    no need for newspapers u heard it all from the shopkeepers.

    but its so sad these shops are mostly gone.
    thing was it was a goof way for people to get to know each other.
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    thing is with corner shops they where not just shops they where like meeting places where people could meet up and have a chat.
    they where great for the local community.
    supermarkets have ruined...
  13. Thread: Corner shops.

    by darren
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    very true mate.

    we had loads of corner shops in my town.
    one called odds and bobs and it sold everything sweets,videos,computer games and consoles.
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    Well one of my corner shops still exists to this day.
    its called mackles.
    its still in exactly the same place it ever was.
    its been running for at least fifty yrs.

    it still sells sweets behind...
  15. Thread: Corner shops.

    by darren
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    can u remember its name mate.

    where i live there was a corner shops it closed down 3 yrs back.
    it closed down because those who owned where getting old and no other family member wanted it.

    it...
  16. Thread: Corner shops.

    by darren
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    Corner shops.

    WHAT are people memories of their local corner shops.
    how many did you have were you lived.
    are any still around.
    what did they sell etc.

    was not sure where to put this thread.
    if its wrong...
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