Alternative Courage

Alternative Courage

My dad was a shopkeeper D.E. Allman, Grocer and Wine Merchant, Purveyor of Fine Foods. Commonly called Danny’s. His was a corner shop in an area of back to back terraced houses peopled by hard working, hard living families loyal to Danny who had seen them right...
Historic Leek Road Shops (Ford Green Road)

Historic Leek Road Shops (Ford Green Road)

Henrietta Brown standing on step 125 Leek Road (Now Ford Green Road) circa 1900 with Albert and Lillian, The First of 12 Children (11 Survived). The front room was the green grocers shop. The family was raised in the back room. The kitchen was used to store produce. The had a horse and cart to hawk around the locality and to collect produce. The horse was stabled on Broad’s Row (Now Community Drive). Henrietta lived to the age of 85. This shop is now ‘Slacks Green Grocers’.

Dave’s DIY

Dave’s DIY

A familiar site at the top of Ford Green Road was Dave’s DIY, Dave sold everything and if you only wanted two bolts you could buy two bolts, you could get keys cut, old folk used to buy paraffin and coal for heating and he would even deliver. Circa Early...

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