|Thread Topic: Miss Holmes' shop Stamford
Topic Originator: Audrey
Post Date August 24, 2005 @ 4:55 AM
I used to like looking in Miss Holmes' shop window in Scotgate. It was a sweetshop on one side which was Miss Holmes' area and the other side of the shop was run by her brother as a tobacconists. Sometimes we used to go into the shop for some sweets and Miss Holmes was a very kind gentle looking lady who had white curly hair and wore glasses. She had all those lovely large jars of sweets and weighed out 2 ounzes of whatever we wanted to buy. Her brother was a large roundy shaped man who sold all sorts of interesting gadgets for pipesmokers, also the pipes and tobacco. The pipe tobacco had a nice smell. On VE and VJ day the windows of the shop were decorated with rows of little flags.
I have been thinking about this, and I seem to remember that Miss Holmes would only serve 4oz not 2oz. Perhaps someone else remembers?