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Shops above North Way ?

On 6 Apr 2016 at 10:24am Bob Nicholas wrote:
Hi, I used to live in North Way. At least up until around 1958/1959. I have a really hazy memory of being sent out to get ice cream from a shop which was "up the hill". Then carrying the precious block, all wrapped up in news paper, back down to our house at number 11. Does anyone remember where that shop would have been ?
On 6 Apr 2016 at 12:29pm Rookie wrote:
I live in that area. There are no properties in North Way that look like they might have been a shop. Maybe you walked up North Way from number 11 to Windover Crescent then right along to the shops at the bottom of Highdown Rd? Or left along Cross Way to the shop that used to be in Middle Way?
On 6 Apr 2016 at 7:31pm Rookie wrote:
Loving the thumbs down for a sensible reply.
On 6 Apr 2016 at 8:40pm Just Bob wrote:
There used to be a shop up some steps in Nevill Crescent which could be where house numbers 12 or 14 are situated now; just to the right of the bottom of South Way.
It was a small general grocery store which would also sell the blocks of ice cream you remember.
Could it be this one?
On 6 Apr 2016 at 9:53pm Tipex wrote:
Yes Rookie - beyond me why an honest, helpful response would get thumbs down. This forum is utterly unpredictable and the secret (which I haven't perfected) is to ignore the thumbs down - unless you're posting narrow minded bigoted crap in which case take them as a sign.
On 7 Apr 2016 at 12:34pm karen wrote:
there used to be a spar at the bottom of middle way.(late 70's?) I grew up in North Way and don't remember a shop in north way..
On 7 Apr 2016 at 1:31pm Rookie wrote:
The place in Middle Way still has the shop look to it
On 7 Apr 2016 at 2:43pm Wavy line wrote:
The good old days , no 15 nec cres was a P.O. ( remember them ) also had a cold meat and chees counter along with general grocery, middle way was no2 big shop big chest freezers as I remember a bit sparse , then 3 separate shops in high down , paper shop ( as still is ) the a greengrocer , then a butcher , those became one shop a V.G? Run by mr knobs , then sold to our more recent friends who turned on into a dwelling and trade from the other , that's my recollection from 1970 to present ,
On 7 Apr 2016 at 9:46pm Just Bob wrote:
Bob Nicholas you seem to have started a thread which judging by Wavy lines contribution could be of interest to many who may like to look back on Lewes past.
I wonder how many on here can recall Lewes back in the early 60's when School Hill and Cliffe High Street was open for 2 way traffic?
This was before the Pheonix Causeway and Cuillfail tunnel existed and all traffic came through the town. Double decker buses used to pass each other in the Cliffe High Street and delivery lorries used to park in front of the stores to unload and run the gauntlet of the over zealous Traffic Wardens if they overstayed their welcome .
The Woolworths delivery unloading was supervised by a 'lady' who worked in their warehouse. She didn't mince her words and delighted in telling the wardens or anyone else who crossed her to 'go away' in very colourful language!
Who can name some of the stores and their locations from the past or relate their memories of how the town used to be?
On 8 Apr 2016 at 2:48pm Stanton wrote:
And in a few short months once the rising Phonix has been crushed you will be able to look back on all the lost traders in the now derelict high street

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