Martin Richter… hell yeah! a neighbour worked there and i worked 3 doors down
Anne Murray… Was it where Plummers was (Debenhams old site)?
Martin Richter… no, it was in Queens Road – a couple (or three) doors down from Boots
Yvonne Cleland… I do, and there was one I London Road St. Leonard’s too! X
Linda Day… I worked in Timothy Whites chemist it was in Queen’s Rd just down from the hardware Timothy Whites
Martin Richter… i known they were known as a chemist but i only ever knew the hardware shop was the chemist taken over by Boots ?
Linda Day… Yes
John Gale… Wasn’t it near where Holland and Barratt is now in Queens Rd? My memory seems to think there was a Boots there too, as well as one in Robertson Street
Martin Richter… i always thought it was weird that there were 2 Boots within 500yds (but – they used to have the highest footfall of any retailer – mainly because they were main (if only) chemist in many area – and both were always busy! i also remember 2 Dewhurst butchers on Queen Road between the cinema and M&S
Alan Esdaile… This will help people remember the Queens Road. Derek Clemans painting.
© Derek Clemans
John Gale… that’s brilliant
Martin Richter… crikey – any idea what year? my addled brain seems to remember Boots and TW the other way round and Dewhurst further to the right (?) – i think the Wimpy had previously been the Golden Egg – after it moved from Castle Street ?
Phil Gill… Ah, Bollom. It was neither one thing nor the other.
Linda Day… Think I was there in 1967
Martin Richter… anyone got a time machine? some of this stuff would be worth good money today p.s. what’s a coffret!
Allyson Breeds… I think it was a box of talc, I seem to remember my mum having something like that.
Fiona Evans… A coffret was a gift box containg soap,talc,bath cubes & moisturiser. When I was a youngster I used buy one every Christmas for my Mum – I think she liked them !!.
Peter Fairless… It’s French for a little box – – a small coffer.
Colin Bell…It was another of those shops back then that had a unique smell when you entered, funny how you remember these things after so many years!
Jan Warren… Timothy Whites had a store in Western Road, Bexhill too, I still have a catalogue from 1983!
Dave Weeks… Jan, then it was Friday Ad shop
Graham Sherrington… yep
Yvonne Cleland…Didn’t they merge in the end? I thought Boots bought out Timothy Whites.
Colin Bell… They did Yvonne, Boots bought them out in 1968
David Kent… Eight quid and fifteen shillings for a shaver? Wasn’t that about half a week’s wages back then?
Chris Baker… Bottom left on that advert refers to “Coffret” of cosmetics. Had to look it up and it means Small Coffin of Casket! Weird use of the word
Lyn Farkley Appleyard… I loved Timothy White’s…. brilliant shop!
Tracy Birrell… I grew up on North Street in St Leonards and I remember the one just round the corner on London Road.
Yvonne Cleland… Tracy, I grew up in South Street!
Fiona Evans… Me too ! I grew up in London Rd. & can remember most of the shops in St Leonards.
Joan Ann Cooper-fenner… Yes!