Dobbs sweetshop

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Topic Originator: Peter Leatherbarrow
Post Date June 18, 2015 @ 10:23 AM
 Dobbs sweetshop
  Dobbs sweetshop
 Dobbs sweetshop

Peter Leatherbarrow
June 18, 2015 @ 10:23 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I'll bet many of the boys who attended Stamford School in the fifties and sixties will remember the sweet shop owned and run by Mr and Mrs Dobbs at the bottom of St. Georges Street opposite the Esme Ladies Hairdressers.

Several of the boys were allowed to buy a bottle of pop in stages as pocket money allowed, the part owner calling in and having a swig on the way to and from school! Pop bottles (Corona and Adcock's Lemonade) as was normal in those days had a deposit on them that was returned when each bottle was returned - very early glass recycling!

June 30, 2015 @ 5:43 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I remember Dobb's shop, but (on the same tack) who remembers Miss Ransome's shop on St Pauls street, where you could also buy a glass of pop? It was at no 8 where the restaurant now is.

John Tyers
July 28, 2015 @ 8:56 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I well remember Mr Dobbs telling me that he had originally served a grocery apprenticeship with the International Tea Stores in St John's Street before the war and how arduous the life was.  The staff endured long hours of unpaid overtime six days a week and shop cleaning jobs were found for them by the manager on so called Thursday early closing.  I think he had worked as a salesman in the food industry after his war service and took over the sweet shop from Miss M.Bell.