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seafordpete

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Maidstone Barbers
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 16:09:37 »
In the mid  late1960s there used to be a barbers shop up an alley off Maidstone High St near the Cannon and  behind  a tobacconist (Bewlays?). The old boy who ran it on his own was in his 90s. No electricity, gas light and hand clippers/scissors/razor.  It was a fantastic place, everything mahogany. I remember him telling me that one of the Bunyard fruit growers had brought him an Allington Pippin that weighed over 2lbs. and that when George Bunyard died his wreath was of Allington Pippins that he developed at the Allington nursery now housing and 20/20 industrial estate. The barber met a strange end - he was run over by a trolley
bus that was being towed by another, not realising it was on tow he tried to cross between the buses, fell over the rope and was run over - I think this was in Mill St or Bishops Way

 

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