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From: "patricia salter" <>
Subject: Re: Coop Tickets
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 19:40:04 +0100
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Oh joy - Gamages, oh yes I remember it so well, every Christmas a trip to
see Father Christmas and decide what toys I wanted in my pillowcase (forget
tiny stockings), it was like an Aladdins cave of goodies, much more fun than
Hamleys. My mother had to keep me on a lead otherwise I disappeared
amongst the treasures never to be found again.
Patti




----- Original Message -----
From: "Songbird" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: Coop Tickets


> Don't know the answer to that one. I only remember, with sorrow,
> that it had closed down.
> Photo on
> http://www.milesfaster.co.uk/gallery/kensington-high-street/barke
> rs-of-kensington.htm
> It's now known, hideously, as "Barker's Arcade" Thank God and
> Westminster Planning that the building wasn't demolished........
> Who remembers "Gamages" of Holborn? When I take my grandchildren
> to see Father Christmas I think back, with nostalgia, to the
> Father Christmas show in Gamages. Still never seen a better one
> or a better Toy Shop.
> Josi
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "patricia salter" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 3:44 PM
> Subject: Re: Coop Tickets
>
>
> : Talking about Barkers of Kensington, wasnt that the department
> store that
> : became my favourite of all time, Biba, the fashion emporium to
> beat all
> : fashion emporiums, and I seem to remember that somewhere in
> that black
> : interior those old money tubes still whizzed around, or am I
> mistaken?
> : Patti
> :
> :
> :
> : ----- Original Message -----
> : From: "Songbird" <>
> : To: <>
> : Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 2:18 PM
> : Subject: Re: Coop Tickets
> :
> :
> : > Ourt fizzies were delivered by Neptune! Will I ever forget
> the
> : > name of the supplier? No.
> : > Has Neptune called today? we used to ask...........
> : > Barkers of Kensington used to have overhead wires on which
> was
> : > suspended a carrier for cash. The cashier sat high up in a
> pulpit
> : > affair, in the centre of the shop. The carriers whizzed back
> and
> : > forth at a rate of knots.
> : > The tube version is used today, in Tesco's..........
> : > Winkles, etc.Yuck!
> : > The Walls "Stop me and buy one" man would come our driveway
> to
> : > sell us ice cream through the window.
> : > Ah! Those were the days :0(
> : > I was a lot younger! :0)
> : > Nostalgia bound Josi
> : >
> : > ----- Original Message -----
> : > From: "patricia salter" <>
> : > To: <>
> : > Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 8:57 AM
> : > Subject: Re: Coop Tickets
> : >
> : >
> : > : You're right, I was wrong, it wasnt White's fizzy drinks it
> was
> : > Corona, getting my fizzies all mixed up - signs of a
> befuddled
> : > brain :-) No winkle man, poor you, you dont know what you
> : > missed - fresh winkles, cockles, shrimps and mussels, yum
> yum,
> : > for tea on a Sunday. Or failing that, a trip down to Lee on
> Sea
> : > to sit on the sea wall eating them freshly gathered.
> : > : Patti
> : > :
> : > :
> : > : ----- Original Message -----
> : > : From:
> : > : To: ;
> : > : Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 9:23 PM
> : > : Subject: Re: Coop Tickets
> : > :
> : > :
> : > : In a message dated 25/09/2004 18:38:36 GMT Standard Time,
> : > writes:
> : > : Going back down memory lane, does anyone remember the
> : > White's fizzy drink
> : > : van coming round once a week, the winkle man and the
> knife
> : > grinder?
> : > : Patti
> : > :
> : > : Well, I recall the Corona man (in Nottingham, early
> 1950s)
> : > bringing soft drinks. A knife grinder called once, in the
> late
> : > 1960s or possibly even 1970s (Kings Lynn, Norfolk). No winkle
> man
> : > though as far as I recall
> : > :
> : > : --
> : > :
> : > : Mike Stone - Peterborough, England
> : > :
> : > : For the strength of the hills we bless thee, Our God, our
> : > fathers' God.
> : > : Though hast made thy children mighty By the touch of the
> : > mountain sod.
> : > : Thou hast led thy chosen Israel To freedom's last abode
> : > : For the strength of the hills we bless thee Our God, our
> : > fathers God.
> : > :
> : >
> : >
> : >
> :
> :
>
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