Hello, little queen! Couldn't believe it when I saw the post on forum, re, Jackson's shop, was just about to enquire about that little shop, my mother used to do all her weekly shop there, brings back many fond memories, I'm talking about the fifties, all my mums grocery orders would be delivered by the order boy, he'd cycle down the entry, and then up our back yard to the room where cooking get's done (not allowed to say the k word on this site) (spam), my mother often took me to that shop, but at the time, the man who ran the shop was known as "Jimmy Jackson" he was a happy, chappy, alway's laughing and joking, the housewives loved him, and everyone knew the name "Jimmy Jackson" it's confusing I know! But that was the only name Used in connection to the shop, it was alway's known as "Jimmy Jackson's"
corner of "Southey street" on "Peel Road" he did a roaring trade, alway's busy, My dad used to say "it was a little gold mine". I'm wondering if the name "Jimmy" was a nick name or a second name perhap's, But I do know, the shop was, at that time, alway's referred to as either "Jackson's" or "Jimmy Jackson's" ( I can remember very clearly what he looked like, and the white overall he wore. Such a coincidence, have just recently replied to a post, someone looking for a family, who also had a connection to the very same shop, corner of Southey street, they are a different family altogether, but nevertheless, the same shop, probably about the early sixties, I think this family could possibly have been the next purchasers of the "Jackson's shop" and as the family lived just across the road, there's a very strong chance, they already knew each other. Sad to say, the second owner's have since passed. There maybe some historical records stored away somewhere, it would be lovely to know the history of the shop and the Jackson's, if there are any discoveries, would love to hear, take care! Shelagh x