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Offline Janetlinda56

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Re: sweet shop/general store in Saxton Street Gillingham
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 09:11:59 »
I seem to remember there was a shop on the corner of Saxton Street and Lock street.

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Re: sweet shop/general store in Saxton Street Gillingham
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 22:34:11 »
Used to have my hair cut there by either Jerry or Tom. They got into the Guinness book of records and on TV for their shaving exploits. Trendsetters later moved to Brompton High Street.

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Re: sweet shop/general store in Saxton Street Gillingham
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 22:01:33 »
1974/  29, Saxton Street, (flat) Ernest HARLEY
          29, Saxton Street. (shop) Trendsetter, Hairdresser,
 P.S. Jerry's name was HARLEY and his father lived above the shop.
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Re: sweet shop/general store in Saxton Street Gillingham
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 21:09:41 »
I remember a Barbers being there, owned by a man called Jerry / Gerry, I think he held records for cut throat shaving, I grew up in Saxton street, but that was along time ago.

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Re: sweet shop/general store in Saxton Street Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 17:48:52 »
1959 Kelly's gives  R. C. & O. Phillips, grocer at 29 Saxton Street, but that is the only grocer I see for that date (and no barbers listed).

By 1963 the same place is still a grocers run by A. J. T. Storer.


Sadly I don't have anything earlier in the 1950s.
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sweet shop/general store in Saxton Street Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 16:05:07 »
Anyone remember a sweet shop in Saxton Street Gillingham? Could have been a general store as well. My great great aunt (Kate Sym) ran the place sometime around the 1950s. It was on the right hand side if you were going up from the High Street, and I believe later became a Barbers.
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