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“The grocer who threw in the towel.”
Review of Elliott's Shop

Elliott's Shop
Reviewed 5 July 2011

An opportunity to look at how a small local shop ran into the buffers in the 1970s. An increase in rates and the inevitability of decimalisation proved too much for the aging owner who did not want change and who had no one to succeed or enervate him. Supermarkets and modern products and attitudes did not appeal. A very interesting frozen moment.

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Reviewed 17 June 2005

The memories came flooding back every where I looked. The shop is exactly how it was when it closed so even the 1970's packaging bought back great memories. You can see how time progressed in the shop through things like the old gaslights, the grocery delivery bike, the coffee grinder and the old Babycham glasses !! It is a real trip back in time. There are so many personal things lying about too. Look out for Mr Elliotts old hat in the shop and his glasses in the parlour which has been brought to life too.

Well worth a visit - it's actually open on Saturday and Wednesday now and not "by appointment".

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