Further memories of the New Zealand area and its long-gone corner shops have been sent to Bygones. Jane Goddard reports.
WHEN Phil Garner read Jill Brownsword’s recent reminiscences about the New Zealand area of Derby, he was transported back to his teenage years.
Many memories of those early years in the late 1950s and early 1960s came flooding back as he read about the shops and businesses frequented by Mrs Brownsword.
Mr Garner, who now lives in Littleover, said: “I spent most of my teens in Surrey Street as my mum kept a sweets and tobacco shop there. It must have been the one described in Mrs Brownsword’s article as being kept by the Misses Kaye, as it was next door to Mrs Jennings’ wool shop at the top of the street.
“Obviously, Mrs Brownsword’s memories are from an earlier period. My mum’s name was Millie Garner. Continue reading »