Palmers Stores - bacon, the speciality of the shop

Oxhey Village Environment Group (OVEG) history sheet No 8

By Sylvia Adams (nee Palmer)

Palmers Stores

When first married in 1922, my parents had a village store…

In 1938 Palmer’s was established.  The staff in those days lived in – behind the shop.  The barn behind the premises had a baker’s oven, but I am not sure when this was in use. During the war the barn was used for stores and as a garage – for a pony and trap. This was acquired to deliver orders as the van and car became redundant with petrol rationing… Ration books came into being and I spent many hours counting the coupons with my mother, these had to be sent back to the food ministry.

To read the full story, download the fact sheet attached below

OVEG History Sheet No 8, October 1996, added with the permission of Oxhey Village Environment Group

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