Joe, you certainly have a good memory..can vaguely remember Sayers being at top of Longfield, just know that the census lists Armstrong’s address as 100 Linacre Road, knew it was somewhere around top of Longfield, thought it might be next door to Sayers, not next door but one...just goes to show, memory not what it was!
Trying to remember paper shop next door (other way) can’t recall, but likely been in there at sometime!
Worked in the sewing factory opposite Armstrong’s, knew the shops back then, forgotten most now, remember a few..Ross’s, Greek chippie (lovely chips
) Tolls..two floors of ladies clothes - very handy on payday
Remember Sturlas, bought a pram and kitchen cabinet there, early 70s - money no object (with a Sturlas cheque
Niece (Sam) owns the hairdressers, ground floor of the old Sturlas building, so I’m still a regular at Sturlas!
Local boys would get their jeans from the army and navy stores fifties/sixties.
But once they started work, Flemings on Walton Road was the place to go - best denims around!!
Broadway stores served the community well - sold everything, from alarm clocks to toy guns, peashooter’s, darts, caps, kettles, toy mice, the lot....glad the old shop is still going
Nothing like a bit of history for a pleasant stroll down memory lane