First Memories of Shopping

If I wanted to buy a dress I went to Bell Bros. or D Hill Carter.

My earliest memory of shops and shopping was working as an errand girl for McConnell’s & McAvoy’s on Preston Rd; it was a grocery shop.

My mum and my nana had ran shops themselves.  Nana’s shop was called E Short and we lived above the shop.

When I was first married, I did all my shopping at the Hadrian, on the corner of Saville St. and Howdon Rd.  If I wanted dresses, I went to Bell Bros or D Hill Carter, they were both nice shops.  I also bought school stuff there, there was a good selection.

Norma High’s memories of shops & shopping, (born 1935).

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