LETTER: Share memories

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I would like to communicate with anyone in the Littlehampton area who might have known me in the 1940s and 1950s – I was five years old in 1947.

My dad ran a group of shops in the High Street (18-20 I think) right by an entrance to Hare’s Garage – now a block of flats?

There was a shoe shop, tobacconists, ladies and gents hairdressers and the Silver Grill (?) restaurant.

In the same block I think there was also a butcher’s shop called Joyces?

I seem to remember round the corner from us, in Surrey Street (?), was an electrical shop Bellchambers, and I used to play with their son who had lovely Meccano set in a large wooden box.

For a while we lived in a flat above the shops then moved to Rustington, where we lived next door to the Hobdens.

Their children were David and Mary and I went to local schools including the PNEU and Goring Hall.

If anyone has any memories I’d appreciate an email: robin.gardiner@yahoo.co.uk or letter.


Robin Gardiner

20 Timothy Close


BH10 5PB

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