East St.

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Fred Matthews shop

By Len Bickford

Here is a picture taken outside Fred Matthews shop in East St, believed to have been taken in the 1950's. I'm not sure, but it looks a bit like me on the left side of the picture. Fred is standing on the extreme right, also there is Olive Robinson who worked in the shop and Beryl Matthews. The smaller man with the hat, is the one who toured round the town in an open topped limo, giving out sweets to the youngsters. He then went on to stop at Freds where us kids could speak to him. I seem to think that he was a Sharps toffee rep, but not 100% on that. He came at least once a year and Fred used to advertise the date.

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This page was added by Len Bickford on 14/12/2017.
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