Friday 5 December 2014 12.18pm
Hi Chrissie. I used to travel that way to school every day when i was young and as i remember the shop with the train in the window was called 'STAMPS'. They sold models (ships, aeroplanes etc) balsa wood for modelling coins and stamps and all the paraphernalia that goes along with these hobbies.
Both my brothers used to spend their pocket money there and i would watch the train in the window to amuse myself.
I'm pretty sure it was on the site where DFS now stands next to the 99p shop. Woollworths i think used to be where Tesco now is, and a shoe repair shop which later turned into a bike shop was on the corner leading to Dunton Bridge. on the opposite side of the road further down near the Lord Nelson
pub was 'Staffords' (grocers)and a shop called 'Rodney Radios' which i think was an electrical shop. I have been looking for photos of this area myself as i am trying to find a picture of the house which used to stand on the site where pursers was built.
Hope this helps a little.