Childhood memories of North Shields shops 1920s-1930s

I got a chocolate biscuit when I went along to pay the bill at the end of the week.

My earliest memory of shopping in North Shields, is of going with my mum to the Meadow Dairy and seeing the butter cut from a big barrel shaped lump, kept on a marble slab to keep it cool. Everything came loose in those days, butter, sugar, flour, rice etc.

My mum did most of her shopping at Arthur Rhodes’ in the Balkwell. Their errand boy came every morning to collect the order and I got a chocolate biscuit when I went along to pay the bill at the end of the week.

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