Work and shops
Tea cakes and memories
I moved here in 1948. There were no roads when we came here and no shops, the vans came round with the food.
I worked in three shops and the Navy Base as a cleaner for the officers quarters, and changed their beds. I worked in the green grocers for 20 years. It was called Den’s after the man who owned it. After he sold it, he had a flower stall at Northwood station.
My husband was a milkman for the Express Dairy for 39 years. We went to Paris, when he won a competition for selling the most food for Express Dairy.
Shops that have gone
There were no shops when I first came here. The Express Dairy shop was where the butchers is now. There was Perks, Liptons, Tesco next door to the washing machine shop, Sainsburys, Co-op, and Boots.