On the 1st of September we had an exceptional number of both members and visitors who joined us for an afternoon with the popular Michael Payne. His talk highlighted the local shopping area both past and present with an interesting slide show. One slide showing Granny’s Pantry at the Market Square end of the High Street created much interest as few remembered it having been sited there. They had always known it more in the middle of the Town in the now Indian Restaurant next to Shaw Trust. The trip down memory lane certainly bought back many memories of the very busy shopping area and also the many different shops and characters all of which made up our ‘then’ bustling market town. Following many questions we enjoyed our refreshments and continued to discuss our topic.
It was a very pleasant and informative afternoon