Shopping in Orwell

By Peggy Miller

 

Photo:1910 - 30 Horace Bagstaff delivering bread from Parcell's Bakery Orwell

1910 - 30 Horace Bagstaff delivering bread from Parcell's Bakery Orwell

All the village shops provided a very good delivery service in and beyond Orwell for many years. Huddlestone’s County Stores,  Millers’ Town Green Stores, the two bakers, Parcell and Pearmain, and Oliver the butcher (later Pearce and then Michael Braysher) had regular delivery rounds; and then there was the blue van of Robert C. Brown, delivering paraffin and all sorts of hardware, pans and kettles hanging all round the van.

Photo:Parcell's grocery, bakery and Post Office at 4 High Street

Parcell's grocery, bakery and Post Office at 4 High Street

Tommy Daines delivered meat every week, flying through the village, always with the doors wide open - very hygienic !

 

 

 

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