General Dealers

General Dealers

A sight long gone but never forgotten Harry. Every street had a corner shop and probably a couple more. We had an ironmongers, a cloggers and an illegal bookies in ours. Next street had a chip shop, a butchers and "Sixpenny Jimmy", our answer to Sweeney Todd, the local tin bowl and clippers barber. Nice reminder. (-:

Thanks, Jim. My first exploration of childhood memories - I grew up very near this shop.

Wasn't Arkwrights was it Harry, LOL. A lovely painting and as Jim said a lovely reminder of times gone by, I used to help out in a corner shop similar to this in my younger days.

Hah! No, David, if I remember correctly, it was Hunter's, but thanks for your comment.

What a lovely, honest painting, really like your style of work, could almost be stood there on the corner.

Thank you, Annie; much appreciated.

Lovely nostalgic picture Harry reminds me of Andy Cap and Flo lol.

Excellent - Memories !

Thanks, Linda and Richard.

Your customer perfectly suits the period, and, from my memories of a northern childhood, suits the geography well too. She makes the picture.

This does take one back. It was like all the corner shops in our local area in South London, only difference was the snow was black by the end of the day covered in soot!. A good honest painting I love it.

Thanks for your comments, Tony and Fred. I'm not one for false nostalgia, but I knew this street well in my childhood and remember umpteen women just like this.

Open all hours and a typically stoic figure

Thanks, Derek.

Thanks Michael.

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Acrylic on board, 10 x 10 in.

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