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Saturday, 22 June 2013

33. Dorothy Yeates

Dorothy Yeates commented on Memories
I also have just found this site and reading through made me remember the milkman delivering milk with his horse, that was when we lived with my grandparents in Annweir Avenue. I believe the horse was named Jack, not too friendly. My grandmother collected what he left behind for the roses, as did other residents, cleaned the street up nicely! For a while my grandparents ran a sweet shop in Wembley Avenue, don't remember the dates exactly, would have been during the 1950s.
Someone mentioned the shops in Crabtree Lane, I remember Hibdiges, also I believe the coal was delivered by Lishers.
My father had a piece of land behind the Luxor where he kept chickens, before that he had a boot and shoe repair shop I think in the High Street in Worthing, I remember the Phillips stick a sole metal sign outside. Years later he used it to 'draw up' the open fire, having attached a handle made from some sort of very strong metal spring, worked like magic. On the coronation day I went to a neighbour to watch on the television, we had moved by then to Griffiths Avenue and I started at North Lancing Primary. The milk would freeze in the crates and push the tops off, ice would coat the slope to the top part of the school and the boys would love sliding down it. And I wonder how many hundreds of children have sat on the low branch of that famous tree up the clump?
Does anyone remember a schoolteacher whose name I think was Mr Rogers? I can't remember if he was in North Lancing or Boundstone, but he was effected by the war, it was probably called shell shock back then, I always felt very sorry for him.
Thank you to those who have jogged my memory somewhat.