CDP Theme Day: Corner Shop

June 1, 2008 at 19:48 | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Corner Shop (deceased)

As I’ve commented before, in Barrow, in some senses, it is forever 1955. Consequently there are still quite a few corner shops about, although by no means as many as there once were. Danson’s of Euryalus Street, Walney, where I bought quarters of sherbet lemons of pear drops with sixpences donated by my Uncle Bill, has long gone, along with Boxall’s cake shop of Mikasa Street and many others.

This one, on Barrow Island, seems to be a recent casualty, but it doesn’t take long to start falling apart. Fortunately, there’s another shop still open just across the road!

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  1. Typically – strong steel shutters on the main door but flimsy wood over the windows.

  2. What a shame that they are all disappearing. Mmmm… sherbet lemons…. 🙂

  3. When I was a teenager, my home town took a few knocks (departing industry mainly), and the corner stores were often the first to go. This was pretty common in Burnie, Tasmania in the early-1990s.

  4. Hello , found this site by chance (and google) , was Boxalls on the corner of Vengeance & Mikasa ? just wondering , now live there.

    thank you
    ste

  5. Ste – yes, I believe it was. Nice to see you on the site anyway.

  6. The main sign is down for whatever reason at the moment. You can just about make out the outlining of the sign of the shop that was there before. Looks quite old, I found it quite interesting 🙂

  7. I did this shop a disservice. It’s still very much open.


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