From 1914 until 1978, there was a shop at No.9 High Street - the last
remaining cottage before the turning for the Hunting Lodge. This was previously a
On the picture below left, the shop was in the cottage marked with a red dot.
Most people remember this shop being run by Vere and Doris (or "Doss") Coles. Although local's
affectionately refer the the shop as 'Mrs Coles' Sweet Shop', I am reliably
informed that, at least in the 1970s, it was
more of a general store with all sorts of things on sale from garden seeds to
bicycle repair kits.
The 1881 Census lists two
grocer's shops on High Street - run by Henry Damms and Edward Spriggs. Don't
know if either were in the same location though!