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Gerry White

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Jacks Bargain Stores
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:33:08 am »
   The shop, formed part of Victoria Terrace, on Victoria Road
    It was next to Jock Hamiltons Garage, and faced the Ritz
    Cinema, which is now demolished, and replaced by the Rope
    Tackle development . Jacks Bargain stores extended it's trading
    space by setting several tables, out side onto the pavement.
    The tables, were covered with numerous boxes, of all manner
    of used domestic utensils, rusty meat mincers, lay alongside
   an old cribbage board, or some well worn eating knives and forks.
    A box of old cigarette cards, maybe next to some old well thumbed
    Post cards...just for collectors A heavy blunted, and rusted lawn
    mower, would often be laid flat on its side.The shop interior was
    a riot of ancient brown wood furniture, an out of tune Piano..with
    with it's candlebra of unpolished brass, pushed aside...A lady's bike
    with flat tyres...That Jack would say give me five bob, and it's yours
    and he would offer his hand, to shake on a possible deal. Jack obtained
    much from house clearances, he was a bigger than life individual
    he always seemed to be wearing a huge green sweater which had
    holes and covered with food stains..If he was out of the shop , a
    slim, long ginger haired lady looked after the shop, sometimes
    negotiating the sale of some old acetate film reels, or a glass jar
    full of marbles...Jack often spent his lunch break in The Kings
    Head pub, or Sid Pages pub the Arundel Arms, where Sid displayed
    family members Vellum Certificates when members of the Shoreham
    Life Boat... nowadays, ADC would object to use of the pavement
     trading, something back in the 40s and 50s, was tolerated.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 11:19:10 am by Gerry White »


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Re: Jacks Bargain Stores
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 09:34:12 am »
This will bring back memories for you Gerry – a view (just) of the jumble of items for sale at Jack’s bargain stores at the time of the Ropetackle demolition.
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Re: Jacks Bargain Stores
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 10:22:26 am »
We used to call it Jacks junk shop. Never missed a saturday visiting it in the '50's with my father and still have items obtained there. Our first washing machine, fridge and tv were bought from him. I believe he was Polish and came over during the war. Also visited Millers (?) yard just down the road were items were displayed outside