Hello everyone who calls in to see me today.
Its T Stands for Tuesdays over at
where we are all made very welcome with a drinks related post.
I am sharing more photos with you from one of our recent trips to Beamish,
to be exact this Co-Operative society store.
I do have memories of this type of store, they sold
absolutely everything, food, knicker elastic. shoes, hammers. pans etc.....
you name it they sold it.
It was a days outing as we didn't live close to a large store
If we were lucky we were taken to the Cafe.
which is situated on the top floor in this particular store ,
for an ice cream, while Gran had a cup of tea and a natter to her friends.
Thinking back I do wonder how her friends always managed to be there at the same time,
as we didn't have a car back then, we would walk part of the way to a bus stop, but always a bus ride on the way back , because the shopping was to heavy to carry all the way home.
Here are some of the photos I took inside the store.....
The counter selling pots and pans to name a few items... in the Hardware part of the store
A photo of the grocery counter, close to the cooking pots
Wash tubs and bath tubs.
Dressmaking and clothing in the Drapery Department
There was something to see in every nook and cranny.
So after the shopping we just had to go up the stairs to the Cafe/Tea room
The entrance to the cafe, self service and plenty of choice
Plastic table cloths, were on many tables.
The food served was what you would call old fashioned, but that was part of the charm.
The photo here was of the cold sandwich section,
no one we saw went there.
I didn't get a photo of the hot meal section, the queue was to long and the delicious smells were making us hungry.
Now we could have had a a simple sandwich or a large pie and two vegetable dinner, but we opted to go back in time and have a sausage and onion gravy sandwich. Not much to look at, but I had to take a couple of bites before I took the photo to tell you it tasted delicious and brought many childhood memories flooding back.
This poster was on the wall behind my seat.
which was an old church pew.
Thank you for calling in today
and I hope you have a Happy T Day.