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AWFUL woman at Gallery nineteen

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On 16 Jan 2016 at 4:15pm Amy Holton wrote:
I was on another one of my visits to Lewes for some lunch and shopping and have just experienced one of the worst interactions of my life!! I was looking at a framed butterfly picture on a table outside the shop when my friend and boyfriend went in to the next door shop (I believe the Lewes antiques centre) me being slightly confused I followed them in thinking it was part of the same shop with the picture in my hand, as I was considering purchasing it. When I realised the shops weren't connected I went back outside to put the picture back and apologise when I was confronted by a woman shouting at me! I also noticed 3 more of the exact same picture she had put out, proving the authenticity of these "antiques". I apologised and explained my mistake, to which she replied that I was "lying" and I was "discusting" for trying to take the picture. I explained again that it was an accident and that I was considering purchasing it, and was met with another tirade of abuse! I was told to "stick to the markets" and again that I was "discusting" and "terrible". I was in such shock I didn't know what else to do but laugh, but on reflection this woman really shouldn't be allowed to run a shop, let alone deal with the public. She's also selling knock off cheap replica crap for 10, I really think it's time for her to call it a day and let someone nice run a shop selling things people will want to buy and allow people not to be randomly abused in the street!
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 4:45pm Mark wrote:
Don't take it as a personal affront. She's utterly appalling and antisocial.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 5:03pm Sussex Jim wrote:
About time to repair to the Gardeners Arms, where you can get a pie and a pint for a fiver.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 5:55pm Ali wrote:
This woman is truly dreadful; she has a habit of accusing people of shop lifting when all they are doing is browsing. Locals know to avoid her - but I feel sorry for the unwary. I'm not sure how she keeps her business going.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 6:41pm Where wrote:
Where is this? Down by market street?
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 6:57pm Mavis wrote:
This self same woman has a Blue Parking badge and parks her 4x4 in Cliffe high street whilst she runs her shop, often badly parked too. As they say buyer beware !
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 7:48pm John Smith wrote:
It's the "shop" (more like a series of junk stalls) next to the Antiques Centre, more or less opposite to the Gardener's Arms. She dresses in a kaftan with giant round spectacles. She is pretty unpleasant, I agree.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 7:59pm Ex brightonian wrote:
Dont want to give myself away but she had a shop near where I used to live in Brighton. Amongst other gems she apparently used to leave her radio on loud all night to piss off the poor upstairs neighbours.
There are several report of acid being thrown on her car.
Amy - your treatment is not unusual. How she is still out and about I dont know.
She may have inspired a certain novel set in the area...
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 8:11pm Graham Green wrote:
Well she didn't inspire Brighton Rock.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 9:35pm Oldbutintouch wrote:
Her name is Miss Pavey - known to all who encounter her as Crazy Pavey!
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 10:46pm Grammer Police wrote:
I think its disgusting how Amy spells disgusting
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 12:10am Monica Bassey wrote:
She sounds charming !
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 7:07am ella wrote:
uhh, must have look..
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 7:44am Spelling Police wrote:
I think it's disgusting how Grammer Police spells grammar.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 8:37am Real Police wrote:
Don't call us - her incivility is a civil matter. And we're busy policing the A27 with speed traps.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 8:49am Anne Teak wrote:
She has her tat all over the pavement outside her shop, parks her large 4x4 on the pavement opposite all day. She once tried squeezing her vechicle between the parked cars at the bottom of Cliffe High Street and told me to f**k off because I wouldn't move out of a parking bay to let her through.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 9:25am Disabled driver wrote:
She also parks in Morris Road, where there is a disabled bay long enough for two cars. Unfortunately, she tends to dump her car in the middle- thus depriving another driver of a space. When I complain to a bluebottle, he told me that she had sucessfully appealed against so many parking tickets that they had been told not to issue any more.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 9:37am Arthur c wrote:
She is just a character. Leave her alone
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 9:57am Crutch Squad wrote:
Is she a Green Party councillor ? That's where most of the towns awful, rude, ignorant old women hang out.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 10:47am Spidey wrote:
Does she run courses on how to appeal parking tickets?
If not I think she probably should.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 10:49am Spidey wrote:
How about we all pop down there in the next few days and pretend to nick stuff and report back lol
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 12:15pm soundslikealaugh wrote:
i'm up for that spidey. ooooooooh i do like to wind up nasty people, they make such good sport.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 12:55pm george wrote:
"She's also selling knock off cheap replica crap for 10"
Now that really is outrageous! This is Lewes god damnit, she should be selling it for at least 50! Those kind of prices are only going to attract the wrong kind cheap replica buyers and make the whole town a laughing stock. And she's doing it right next to an authentic antique shop!!! The sheer bloody gall of the woman!!!!!!
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 2:31pm mad old bat wrote:
Absolutely. You can tease her though, by picking up something in her Shop, and then loudly saying thats a hell of a lot of money for a piece of old tat
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 5:36pm Amy Holton wrote:
I've since been informed of her Brighton shop and horrible outbursts at other people, so I kind of feel sorry for her now. Although my rage made me spell disgusting wrong, and I still think she should leave the shop running to people who can cope with social interaction!
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 5:39pm sensibleteacher wrote:
Do not worry she is a bad shopkeeper,I too have had an encounter with this old bat,This lady was very rude to me , she actually made me cry , I went in asking if she had any old picture frames for a college art project and she went Verbal on me big time , she even shouted at me that I know nothing about art, I told her that I do she went even more mad and called me a liar !! I was shocked and upset, Kep well away
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 6:14pm Mark wrote:
When she first opened I bought a very pretty Edwardian clock from her. 90. I didn't even ask her whether it would keep time accurately. I just assumed that, at that price, it would. An hour after I had wound it up and set it it was running ten minutes slow. Tried to return it and got abuse. Took it to a clock chap in Uckfield and was told it was well beyond economic repair. I don't like to publicly disparage a weird elderly lady but I'm still bloody annoyed about that clock and I'm annoyed about her attitude.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 7:46pm Batty wrote:
Today parked right outside Aldi's front door obsructing everyone else , loads of blue badge bays free , just a really nasty woman , have seen her in the cliffe on many occasions being rude,
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 11:07am Rosiecheeks wrote:
She has a white pussy that sometimes sits in the window. I will in that area Wednesday lunchtime with a friend, may " borrow" it !!!
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 1:49pm Blue peter badge wrote:
I've see no reason lift a table on to the roof of her 4x4 , I know nothing about blue badges or what range of disability it covers but I would question hers with what I saw that day outside the buttercup cafe ,
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 2:48pm Zzz... wrote:
She's a very unhappy woman. Life cannot have been been kind to her.

What is with you Crutch Squad? Why do you have such a problem with Imogen Makepeace? Why don't you man up and tell her herself? Go on, give her a ring and stop behaving like a snivelling coward.
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 3:30pm Kettle wrote:
Please do not take anyone's cat, rosiecheeks. The poor cat doesn't deserve that and nor does PP despite everything. And I speak as someone who has suffered from her behaviour in the past.
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 6:02pm Putty medal wrote:
I've see no reason .......isn't that part of bonfire prayers ? As to her happiness, it has no bearing . I have come across another woman pretty much of the same mental imbalance, lived below my sister in law. It must be a recognised condition of some sort. It certainly isn't clinical depression. I've got the T shirt for that, and thanks to the NHS am hugely better than I once was. I do find some amusement here on the forum, so thanks for bearing with me.
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 6:34pm Traumatised wrote:
Is she actually a woman? I'm not too sure. She once verbally attacked my dog for merely walking past on the lead and casting an eye on her manky old fur coats, one of which was severely disabled by fleas, brandishing an out of date blue disabled parking badge within it's matted fur, and blocking the escape of unsuspecting pedestrians who unwittingly set foot in her shop believing that they may encounter a genuine antique in there. As for the accusations of shoplifting, I think we should cut her some slack as she probably cannot see very well in those glasses which are probably the ONLY antique in the vicinity of that shop.
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On 19 Jan 2016 at 5:41pm belladonna wrote:
I was in her shop once looking at some jewellery. I asked if the earrings were gold and she very rudely shouted 'no, not at that price' (they were about 30). She then said gold was 'not for the likes of you'. I was so shocked I just grabbed my friend and we walked out. I've since seen her in Waitrose baskets queue, abusing a man who had the temerity to ask her if she was in the queue, and when she didn't answer or move, went round her, at which point she went absolutely ballistic, shouting at him that she was disabled, etc. I've since been told she has mental health issues, but her rudeness and violent outbursts are very disconcerting. Lovely white cats though. And I seem to remember her shop featured on an antiques show and she was perfectly pleasant then. So maybe she is just an irascible old cow...
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On 19 Jan 2016 at 8:28pm James Bond wrote:
Blofeld had a lovely white cat. But what a nasty character he was!
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On 29 Jan 2016 at 2:47pm Scottishmale wrote:
I must be one of the few in a minority to say, "what a pleasant lady to deal with"? I have enjoyed many a "Antique" based chat with her, and she has always been pleasant, helpful,, then again she did TRY to be rude to me once,,,but given as good back, it changed her attitude ever since.


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