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Offline nipper87

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Re: Corn Shop, Luton Road, Chatham
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 01:43:58 »
Argents store on Luton Rd was my Father's shop. I think the sign said G R Argent and Sons. He sold the store about 1970 and retired to Hastings, Sussex. It was a corn chandler/grocery/green grocery store with one room and a dirt floor cellar. There was an open carriageway next to the store where we would keep hay and straw for sale. Behind the store was a short unkempt garden and a broken down building with no roof. Opposite the store was the post office and, a few houses down, a newsagent. On the same side of the street there was a Co-op to the Chatham side and a bike shop and pawnbrokers on the Luton side.
Very fond memories - I have lived in North America since 1967.
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David Argent

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Re: Corn Shop, Luton Road, Chatham
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 22:38:33 »
Hi , Also think it was the Boakes family that owned it in the 60s.
If it cant be mended with a hammer, it must be an electrical fault, bash it anyway.


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Re: Corn Shop, Luton Road, Chatham
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 14:22:17 »
Thanks Janev, I had been trying to remember the name of the Corn Shop owner.


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Corn Shop, Luton Road, Chatham
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 13:50:41 »
Just seen the references to a corn shop in Luton Road. I think this was Mr Argent's the Corn Chandlers. My grandparents ( Bill and Anne Warner) lived at 228 , which is now demolished, and was next door to the shop. There was an archway next to the shop and an alleyway leading down to the gardens at the back for the three houses in that row. My grandfather's sister and her husband, Steve and Bella Martin lived next door but one.


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